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4th Mar 2021

20:15 - Liverpool v Chelsea

Draw @ 13/5

Footballing behemoths Liverpool and Chelsea do battle at Anfield in a huge Premier League fixture on Thursday night. Jurgen Klopp’s men will be desperate to avoid a fifth straight home league reverse, while the Blues will be hoping to keep up their unbeaten record under new boss Thomas Tuchel. Despite their wobbly form, the Reds are the favourites in this one as they attempt to claw their way back into the top four.

After four league defeats in a row, Liverpool struck back with an important 2-0 win at bottom club Sheffield United last time out. Chelsea have looked solid under Tuchel up so far, with the German boss guiding the Londoners to six wins and three draws from his nine league and cup fixtures at the helm. Two of the Blues’ last three games in the Premier League have ended in draws, and we like the look of the draw here at odds of 13/5.

4th Mar 2021

18:00 - West Brom v Everton

Everton Win @ 5/6

After last weekend’s vital Premier League victory over Brighton and Hove Albion, Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion will be desperate to follow that up with another three points in midweek. On Thursday night, Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton visit The Hawthorns and the Toffees will be looking for their third win in a row as they push for a place in the top four.

The Baggies’ victory over Brighton on Saturday was only their second success since Allardyce arrived at the club. West Brom are still bang in trouble, with Albion nine points adrift of the relative safety of 19th spot. Everton, who are currently in seventh position, have had a week to remember. Before Monday’s 1-0 home victory over Southampton, the Toffees finally got the better of Merseyside rivals Liverpool, winning 2-0 at Anfield. We are backing Everton to make it three victories on the bounce this Thursday, with the away win nicely priced at odds of 5/6.

4th Mar 2021

18:00 - Fulham v Tottenham

1-1 Draw @ 13/2

Scott Parker’s Fulham and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur do battle at Craven Cottage this Thursday evening in the Premier League. The Cottagers have shown plenty of fighting spirit and are now just three points adrift of safety after a solid run of results. Spurs still have eyes on a UEFA Champions League place but the Lilywhites find themselves six points behind fourth position at present. This is a vital fixture for both teams but which will prevail?

Parker has made Fulham hard to beat in recent months, with the west Londoners losing just three of their last 15 games in the Premier League. Tottenham had been in poor form for a while but Mourinho’s men have picked up back-to-back 4-0 wins and they will fancy their chances of getting the win. Fulham held Spurs to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in January though and we feel the home side will have enough discipline to grind out a point. A repeat of the 1-1 scoreline this Thursday is available at odds of 13/2 and that’s the bet for us.

3rd Mar 2021

20:15 - Stoke v Swansea

Swansea City to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City and Steve Cooper’s Swansea City square off in EFL Championship action at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday night. The Potters find themselves in 10th spot in the table as things stand, seven points away from the play-offs. As for the Swans, they are riding high in fourth place with games in hand on their promotion rivals. This is a massive match for both sides but we get the feeling the visitors could just nick it.

Stoke have been in poor form of late and have won just two Championship fixtures since a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers in mid-December. The Potters head into this one having lost two games in a row. Swansea will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s surprise home defeat to Bristol City and we fancy the Welsh side to go home with all the points from this one. Take a punt on the visitors to win by a one goal margin at odds of 3/1.

3rd Mar 2021

20:15 - Crystal Palace v Manchester United

Draw & BTTS @ 5/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United are back in London this Wednesday as the Red Devils travel to Selhurst Park to face Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in the Premier League. United have been superb away from home this term and have collected a total of 29 points on their travels. Ole’s boys are the only team left with an unbeaten away record but can they get maximum points at Selhurst on Wednesday?

Man United have been tough to beat this term, though they have drawn too many games of late and have therefore failed to keep pace with the imperious Manchester City. Since a shock 2-1 home loss to Sheffield United on 27th January, four of United’s following six matches in the Premier League have ended in draws. Palace are an unpredictable outfit these days and we fancy the Londoners to hold Man United to a draw in midweek. Back the draw and both teams to score at odds of 5/1.

3rd Mar 2021

19:45 - Bristol City v Bournemouth

Bournemouth Win @ 17/20

After stunning away wins over Middlesbrough and Swansea City, Bristol City will be looking for another three points when Jonathan Woodgate’s Bournemouth visit Ashton Gate this Wednesday in the EFL Championship. Nigel Pearson got off to a flying start last weekend, guiding City to a 3-1 win in Swansea. How will the 57 year old get on in his first home game?

Before those back-to-back wins, Bristol City had lost seven league and cup games in a row. Bournemouth dropped out of the top six after a 2-1 home loss to Cardiff City last Wednesday, but the Cherries moved back into the playoffs with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over in-form Watford at the weekend. Bournemouth nicked a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture at the Vitality Stadium back in October and we fancy the away win on Wednesday at odds of 17/20.

3rd Mar 2021

19:45 - Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham

Sheffield Wednesday to Win 1-0 @ 6/1

Near neighbours Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United go head-to-head at Hillsborough this Wednesday in a huge EFL Championship fixture. The South Yorkshire pair both start the week in the bottom three, with the Millers a point and a place above the Owls. Wednesday, who appointed Darren Moore earlier in the week, may have lost four games on the bounce, but the Sheffield club are the favourites to get the points in this one.

Sheffield Wednesday were starting to turn a corner after posting six wins from nine Championship matches. However, since a 2-0 home victory over Wycombe Wanderers on 9th February, the Owls have lost four games on the trot and are in serious trouble once again. Paul Warne’s Rotherham have lost five consecutive Championship matches, losing each of the last four by a goal to nil. The 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday win in midweek is available at the tempting odds of 6/1 and that’s what we’re backing here.

3rd Mar 2021

18:00 - Sheffield United v Aston Villa

Aston Villa to Win to Nil @ 9/4

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United welcome Dean Smith’s Aston Villa to Bramall Lane for a Premier League fixture this Wednesday night that could see the home side suffer yet more woe. The Blades have had a miserable season and look nailed on to be relegated to the EFL Championship. In contrast, the Villans have had a fine campaign, spending pretty much all season in the top half of the Premier League table.

Bramall Lane has been a fortress for Sheffield United at times down the years but Wilder’s boys have been pitifully bad on home turf this season. United have claimed just two home league victories and have suffered 10 defeats along the way. As for Aston Villa, they have picked up an impressive seven wins on the road, keeping clean sheets in all seven. You can get a decent price of 9/4 for Villa to win to nil at Bramall Lane on Wednesday, which looks worth a punt.

3rd Mar 2021

18:00 - Burnley v Leicester

Leicester City to Win 2-1 @ Evens

Sean Dyche’s Burnley and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City meet in Premier League action at Turf Moor this Wednesday. The Clarets were beaten 4-0 at Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend and looked very much off the pace. The Foxes, meanwhile, lost 3-1 at home to an Arsenal side that has been blowing hot and cold all season. Both these teams will be looking to hit back with a positive result in this one, but Leicester are clearly the bookies’ favourites to take the three points.

Burnley’s loss at Tottenham at the weekend was their first defeat in five games in the Premier League but they were comprehensively outplayed and never looked like seriously threatening their opponents. The Clarets still have work to do in their battle for survival as the Lancashire side are only five points above Fulham, who currently occupy 18th place in the table. Leicester, who sit in third place as things stand, have the joint best away record in the Premier League, having taken an impressive 30 points on their travels. City have won 2-1 away from home on four occasions in all competitions this season and we could see them posting that scoreline here. The 2-1 Leicester win here is priced at odds of evens.

3rd Mar 2021

17:30 - Norwich v Brentford

Draw & Over 3.5 Goals @ 9/1

The current top two in the EFL Championship go head-to-head in a mouth-watering fixture at Carrow Road on Wednesday, as Daniel Farke’s Norwich City host Thomas Frank’s Brentford. These two have been the best sides in England’s second tier this term and both look a good bet to secure promotion to the Premier League. However, trying to assess which side will prevail on Wednesday is no easy task.

After recent results, Norwich have opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the Championship table. Since a 2-0 loss at fellow promotion hopefuls Swansea City at the beginning of February, Farke’s boys have won five matches in a row. Brentford are back on track after home wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City. We can see these two evenly matched sides playing out an entertaining draw at Carrow Road. We’ll be backing the draw and over 3.5 goals. which is available at a nice price of 9/1.

2nd Mar 2021

20:00 - Reading v Blackburn

Reading to Win -1 Goal @ 7/2

Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers go head-to-head at the Madejski Stadium in EFL Championship action on Tuesday night. The Premier League-chasing Royals picked up a precious three points on the road at the weekend but can Reading secure another vital victory in midweek? The hosts are the bookies’ favourites to get the job done and we can’t argue with that assessment.

Paunovic has had a good first season at the Madejski Stadium having guided the Royals to 16 wins from 33 Championship matches so far. Reading are well and truly in the mix for promotion with 13 games to go. Blackburn have been in poor form lately and have lost five of their last six matches and have taken a mere point from the last 18 on offer. We fancy the home side to seal a comfortable victory in midweek. Back Reading to win this one with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 7/2.

2nd Mar 2021

20:00 - Manchester City v Wolves

Manchester City HT/FT @ 8/11

Premier League high flyers Manchester City entertain Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening. Pep Guardiola’s men have moved 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a stunning run of wins and they will be looking to stamp their authority on the title race in this one. Wolves’ results and performances have improved of late after some indifferent performances but Nuno Espirito Santo’s boys are the big underdogs in this one.

Man City have won 20 league and cup games in a row. They are unbeaten in all competitions since a 2-0 league defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on 21st November. City are now overwhelming favourites to win the Premier League title and we can’t see any of their rivals getting near them during the rest of the season. Pep’s men should secure a 15th league win on the bounce in midweek and you can get the solid odds of 8/11 for the home team to be winning at half time and full time.

2nd Mar 2021

19:00 - Coventry v Middlesbrough

1-1 Draw @ 5/1

Mark Robins’ Coventry City welcome Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough to St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium this Tuesday for an EFL Championship encounter. With the Sky Blues down in 20th position in the table they certainly face a challenge to get anything from this one. Boro, meanwhile, have slipped five points away from the playoffs, so this is a big fixture for both sides. Promotion-chasing Boro are the slight favourites to come out on top at St Andrew’s but we’re not convinced they’ll get over the line.

Coventry have had a tough 2021 so far, losing six of 12 league and cup matches. The Sky Blues are hovering just six points above the bottom three with 13 fixtures to play. Middlesbrough are also in poor form though, with Warnock’s troops having picked up just two wins from their previous nine Championship games. We can see this one ending all-square in the West Midlands in midweek, with the 1-1 stalemate catching the eye at odds of 5/1.

2nd Mar 2021

19:00 - Cardiff v Derby

Cardiff City Win & BTTS @ 4/1

Mick McCarthy’s Cardiff City and Wayne Rooney’s Derby County meet at the Cardiff City Stadium in an EFL Championship fixture this Tuesday night that both sides will feel they can win. The Bluebirds have been in sensational form under their new boss but they were held to a 1-1 draw at Middlesbrough last time out. Will the Welsh side return to winning ways in midweek?

Cardiff have won six and drawn three of their nine Championship matches under the stewardship of McCarthy. Before Saturday’s draw at the Riverside Stadium, City had won six games in a row. Derby are in fine fettle, with Rooney’s men also picking up six wins from their previous nine matches. However, we fancy in-form Cardiff to get the points on home turf. Check out the tempting price of 4/1 for the home victory and both teams to score in this one.

1st Mar 2021

20:00 - Everton v Southampton

Everton to Win to Nil @ 11/4

Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton meet at Goodison Park on Monday in the Premier League. The Toffees will still be buzzing after their 2-0 win at Anfield last time out, while the Saints will be looking to end a woeful run of eight league games without a win. As you would expect, Everton are the favourites in this one as they begin to knock on the door of the Champions League places.

The Toffees finally got the better of rivals and current champions Liverpool last Sunday, winning a Merseyside derby for the first time since October 2010. Everton will now be looking for their first home league win since mid-December. Southampton are in dreadful form and have lost seven of their last eight games in the Premier League. Since kicking off 2021 with a 1-0 win over the champions, the Saints have taken just one point from a possible 24. Given the boost in confidence the derby victory will have brought, coupled with Southampton’s woeful current form, we like the look of Everton to win this match to nil at odds of 11/4.

28th Feb 2021

19:15 - Sheffield United v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win -1 Goal @ 11/10

After four straight Premier League defeats, can champions Liverpool get back to winning ways at the weekend? On Sunday night, Jurgen Klopp takes his wounded Reds to Bramall Lane to face the league’s bottom side Sheffield United. Liverpool are in terrible form domestically, but the Merseyside outfit are the big favourites to win this one. Failure to do so would really get the alarm bells ringing for Liverpool fans.

The Blades are on their way back down to the EFL Championship after winning just three of their 25 league games so far. Chris Wilder’s side are a whopping 14 points adrift of safety with 13 fixtures to play. Liverpool have dropped down to sixth spot after their poor run of results, but they have won three of their last four games on the road in all competitions. Put some money on Liverpool to win with a -1 goal handicap this Sunday at odds of 11/10.

28th Feb 2021

16:30 - Chelsea v Manchester United

Draw @ 12/5

Heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester United do battle at Stamford Bridge in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon. The Blues are unbeaten in eight matches in all competitions under new boss Thomas Tuchel having won six and drawn two. As for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils, they have lost only one Premier League game since a 1-0 defeat to Arsenal way back on 1st November.

Chelsea have certainly improved under Tuchel, and the Londoners secured an excellent UEFA Champions League win over La Liga high flyers Atletico Madrid in midweek. United – who booked their spot in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday – are sitting pretty in second place in the Premier League and they won’t have given up on the title just yet. United are the only unbeaten side in the division away from home, and we fancy Ole’s boys to battle to a draw in west London at a decent price of 12/5.

28th Feb 2021

14:00 - Tottenham v Burnley

Tottenham Hotspur Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 7/5

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will be desperate for all three points when they entertain Sean Dyche’s Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League this Sunday. Spurs have had a couple of big wins in Europe of late, but they head into this weekend’s match having lost five of their last six games in the Premier League and with pressure mounting on the manager.

Tottenham’s woeful run of form has seen them slip down to ninth in the Premier League table, which is far below expectations at this stage of the campaign. Jose’s boys are now a whopping nine points adrift of the UEFA Champions League places. Burnley still have work to do in their battle for survival, with resurgent Fulham now only six points behind. Despite their recent poor form domestically we get the feeling Tottenham will dust themselves down and secure all three points from this home fixture. The hosts to win and over 2.5 goals to be scored in the game has caught the eye at odds of 7/5.

28th Feb 2021

12:00 - Wycombe v Norwich

Norwich City HT/FT @ 6/5

EFL Championship leaders Norwich City are in action this Sunday, as Daniel Farke takes his high flying Canaries to Adams Park to face bottom club Wycombe Wanderers. Gareth Ainsworth’s Chairboys look to be heading for an instant return to EFL League One having lost 18 of their 31 league games thus far. In contrast, Norwich are looking good for gaining promotion back to the Premier League.

After going four league and cup games without a win, Norwich have responded amazingly well, securing successive league victories over Stoke City, Coventry City, Rotherham United and Birmingham City. Wycombe have picked up one or two decent results of late, but Norwich should cruise to victory at Adams Park this Sunday. Check out the tempting price of 6/5 for the away team to be winning at half time and full time.

28th Feb 2021

12:00 - Leicester v Arsenal

Leicester City Win @ 6/4

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal clash in a tasty-looking Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon. In midweek, the Foxes crashed out of the UEFA Europa League, while the Gunners edged past Benfica in Greece to book their spot in the Round of 16. Will Leicester return to winning ways, or can Arsenal seal a first away win in a month to help them push up the table?

Leicester’s Europa League loss on Thursday was their first defeat in any competition since a 3-1 home league reverse to Leeds United on 31st January. City have lost just two of their past 17 league and cup matches. Defeat in the Europa might actually do them a favour in their quest to finish in the Champions League spots. Arsenal, meanwhile, have lost three of their last four in the Premier League and have won just one of their last five. Overall we think backing the Leicester victory in this one at odds of 6/4 looks the way to go.

28th Feb 2021

12:00 - Crystal Palace v Fulham

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

London sides Crystal Palace and Fulham lock horns in the Premier League this Sunday with the visitor seeking the points they need to haul themselves out of the bottom three. The Eagles are in patchy form but Roy Hodgson’s men have won three of their last five games, including a 2-1 victory at rivals Brighton and Hove Albion last time out. The Cottagers have been tough to beat lately and have lost just one of their last seven games in the Premier League. It hasn’t always been pretty to watch, but Fulham have been gradually grinding out the result that have given them a glimmer of hope.

Palace have struggled at home in recent months and have picked up just two league victories at Selhurst since early November. Fulham, meanwhile, appear to have grown into the season and Parker’s boys have lost only three of their last 14 in the league, though nine of those have ended in draws. Only Brighton have drawn more games than the Cottagers this term and we would not be at all surprised to see a stalemate here. The draw and both teams to score here is available at odds of 7/2.

27th Feb 2021

20:00 - Newcastle v Wolves

Wolves to Win by One Goal @ 13/5

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United and Nuno Espirito Santo Wolverhampton Wanderers go head-to-head in Premier League action at St James’ Park on Saturday night. Wolves have had a disappointing season on the whole, but Nuno’s boys are starting to find their feet and have moved up the table as a result. Can Wanderers stetch their unbeaten league run to five games with a positive result at St James’?

Newcastle are in terrible form right now and are living dangerously close to the edge, as Fulham are now just three points behind United. Bruce’s boys have been poor in 2021, losing eight of 10 Premier League fixtures. Wolves have shown a big improvement in recent weeks, winning three and drawing one of their previous four in the league. Nine of Wanderers’ 11 league and cup victories this term have been by a one-goal margin. Back Wolves to win by one this weekend at 13/5.

27th Feb 2021

17:30 - Leeds v Aston Villa

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Both Leeds United and Aston Villa have had fine seasons in the Premier League so far. Leeds are sitting pretty in 10th place having picked up 11 wins, while the Villans are in eighth with 36 points to their name from 23 games. This Saturday evening, the pair lock horns in a fascinating fixture at Elland Road. Who will come out on top in West Yorkshire? Much may depend on the team news, with both sides unsure if key men Kalvin Phillips (Leeds) and Jack Grealish (Villa) will be able to take part.

Leeds have won four of their last six on home turf, beating Crystal Palace and Southampton without conceding in the last two. As for the Villans, they have been strong away from home this season, collecting an impressive 20 points on their travels. Only six Premier League clubs have taken more away points up until now. On paper, these two are hard to split, so back the draw and both teams to score (10/3).

27th Feb 2021

15:00 - West Brom v Brighton

Brighton & Hove Albion Win @ 19/20

On Saturday afternoon at The Hawthorns, Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion and Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion square off in a big fixture in the Premier League. The Baggies are 11 points adrift of safety with 13 games left, while the Seagulls are four points above 18th place. This is a six-pointer in many ways and if the hosts can win they may just give themselves a sliver of hope. That said, Brighton head to the Midlands as the favourites.

Since a 3-2 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers on 16th January, West Brom are winless in seven, drawing three and losing four. The West Midlands outfit look nailed on for an instant return to the EFL Championship. Brighton have been in good form of late, but they were beaten at home by rivals Crystal Palace last time out. Still, we are backing Potter’s boys to leave The Hawthorns this weekend with maximum points. The away win is priced at 19/20.

27th Feb 2021

12:30 - Bournemouth v Watford

Watford Win & BTTS @ 9/2

Jonathan Woodgate’s Bournemouth and Xisco Munoz’s Watford square off at the Vitality Stadium in an EFL Championship cracker this Saturday. The Cherries lost their place in the top six after the midweek defeat to Cardiff City, who overtook them, while the Hornets secured their fourth win in a row. Can Watford leave the Vitality with another vital victory to really press their claims for automatic promotion this term?

Bournemouth have picked up just two Championship wins since starting 2021 with a 1-0 triumph over Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium. Since then, they have lost six of their following 10 in the league. In contrast, Watford are flying under Munoz, with Wednesday’s 3-2 win at Blackburn Rovers being their fourth success on the spin. This should be another good game for the neutral and we like the look of the Watford win and both teams to score in this one, which is available at the tempting price of 9/2.

27th Feb 2021

12:30 - Manchester City v West Ham

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 20/21

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and David Moyes’ West Ham United square off in a Premier League meeting at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday. After a stunning run of results, City have moved a huge 10 points clear at the top of the table. Victory in this one will be their 14th Premier League win on the spin and teams can barely score against City right now, let alone take any points from them.

Since a 1-1 league draw with West Bromwich Albion on 15th December, Man City have gone on to win 19 in a row in all competitions. That includes yet another win to nil in midweek in the Champions League. West Ham are having a fine season under Moyes, with the Hammers currently in the UEFA Champions League places. However, we fancy City to secure a comfortable home win here. Pep’s boys have won without conceding a staggering 22 times this term so back the hosts to win to nil once again on Saturday at the very solid looking odds of 20/21.

26th Feb 2021

19:45 - Derby v Nottingham Forest

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Derby County and Nottingham Forest lock horns in an East Midlands derby in the EFL Championship this Friday night. Neither side has enjoyed the sort of campaign they would have hoped for and both are at the wrong end of the table. Wayne Rooney’s Rams are in fine fettle right now though, and are the slight favourites at Pride Park, but Forest too are going well and have won four of their last six in the Championship. Who will come out on top in this fascinating fixture on Friday?

Derby have been on a great run since Rooney took over on a permanent basis, with County heading into this one having won six of their previous eight in the Championship. As we touched on, Nottingham Forest are also in good form under the experienced Chris Hughton. The reverse game at the City Ground back in October ended in a 1-1 draw, and we fancy the rivals to cancel each other out once again. Back the draw and both teams to score (15/4).

25th Feb 2021

20:00 - Manchester United v Real Sociedad

Manchester United to Win to Nil @ 11/4

Manchester United have one foot in the last 16 of the UEFA Europa League after a convincing 4-0 win over Real Sociedad last week. This Thursday, the Red Devils will want to get the job done in style when they welcome the Spanish side to Old Trafford for the second leg of their Round of 32 tie. As expected, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys are the clear favourites in this one.

United are enjoying a fine season under Solskjaer, with the Manchester giants currently sitting pretty in second spot in the Premier League table. They have been tough to beat this term, losing just eight of their 39 matches to date. Man United ran riot when these two met in Turin last week, with goals from Bruno Fernandes (2), Marcus Rashford and Daniel James giving the Premier League club a resounding victory. Back United to win to nil again at a fair price of 11/4.

25th Feb 2021

20:00 - Leicester v Slavia Prague

Leicester City Win @ 8/15

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City entertain Jindrich Trpisovsky’s Slavia Prague at the King Power Stadium on Thursday. In the first leg of this intriguing UEFA Europa League tie, there was nothing to split the pair in a 0-0 draw at the Sinobo Stadium in the Czech capital. Having battled to a draw in Prague, can the Foxes get the win on home turf this Thursday? They will certainly fancy their chances after some big home performances this term, despite the odd blip.

Leicester have been incredibly hard to beat lately, losing just one of their previous 16 games across all competitions. Since a surprise 3-1 home league loss to Leeds United, City have won four and drawn two of their last six games. Neither side could find a winner in the opening leg, but we fancy Rodgers’ Leicester to see off Slavia in the East Midlands on Thursday. The home win is available at a price of 8/15 to win the match.

25th Feb 2021

17:55 - Rangers v Antwerp

Rangers to Win -1 Goal @ 11/10

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers welcome Franky Vercauteren’s Antwerp to Ibrox Stadium this Thursday in UEFA Europa League action. The Gers edged a seven-goal thriller in the first leg of this Round of 32 tie last week, and the second leg promises to be another enthralling encounter. Will the runaway Scottish Premiership leaders book their spot in the last 16 of this term’s Europa League?

Gerrard’s men are having an astonishing season, with Rangers winning 35 of their 42 league and cup matches so far, including four of their six group matches in the Europa League. The Glasgow giants were 3-2 down with seven minutes to go in Belgium, but an Antwerp red card and late goals from Ryan Kent and Borna Barisic helped the Gers to a stunning 4-3 win. We are backing Rangers to seal a more comfortable victory on home turf this Thursday. Put some money on the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 11/10.

25th Feb 2021

17:55 - Arsenal v Benfica

Arsenal Win & BTTS @ 11/4

Arsenal and Benfica go head-to-head in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 tie on Thursday night. The Gunners are the odds-on favourites at the Karaiskakis Stadium, but the Portuguese side will be no pushovers in Greece. The tie is delicately poised after the pair drew 1-1 at the Stadio Olimpico last week but Arsenal will be confident enough of progressing.

A Pizzi penalty gave Jorge Jesus’ Benfica the lead in Rome last Thursday, but Arsenal went straight down the other end and equalised through Bukayo Saka. The north London side have been in patchy form of late and have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions, but we fancy Mikel Arteta’s men to get the job done in Greece on Thursday. Not least because they had a 100% record in Group B of this tournament, when they won all six of their games. Check out the solid price of 11/4 for the Arsenal win and both teams to score in this one.

24th Feb 2021

20:00 - Atalanta v Real Madrid

Draw & Over 3.5 Goal @ 7/1

Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta welcome Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on Wednesday night. Los Blancos are the favourites to win this UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie outright but the Serie A side are fancied to prevail in Bergamo in midweek. This promises to be an enthralling game between two free-scoring teams.

Gasperini’s side are having another fine season in Serie A, currently sitting in fourth spot with 43 points to their name. They gave Liverpool a decent run for their money in Group D but the Italians finished two points adrift of the Premier League champions in the end. Real closed the gap at the top of La Liga with a win over Valladolid at the weekend (while leaders Atletico Madrid fell to a shock home defeat). This Champions League affair could go either way on Wednesday, so we are backing the draw in Italy. Check out the draw and over 3.5 goals at a chunky price of 7/1.

24th Feb 2021

20:00 - Gladbach v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win Both Halves @ 7/4

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to the Puskas Arena in Hungary this Wednesday to take on Marco Rose’s Borussia Monchengladbach in their UEFA Champions League Round of 16, first leg tie. Man City are in stunning form at the moment, and the Manchester giants are the bookies’ favourites to win this season’s Champions League. Will they be too strong for the Germans on Wednesday?

The Citizens head into this European game in astonishing form. Last weekend’s Premier League win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium was their 18th consecutive league and cup victory. Man City are unbeaten since a 2-0 league loss at Tottenham Hotspur way back in November. Rampant Man City should make light work of Gladbach on Wednesday, despite the Germans having qualified for the knockout stages ahead of Inter and just behind Real Madrid in Group B. Back the Premier League leaders to win both halves at a nice price of 7/4.

24th Feb 2021

19:45 - Bournemouth v Cardiff

Cardiff City Win @ 12/5

Bournemouth and Cardiff City go head-to-head in a vital EFL Championship fixture at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night. The Bluebirds have been in stunning form since the experienced Mick McCarthy took over in the Welsh capital, drawing two and winning five of seven. Cardiff would go level with the Cherries if they can earn the three points at the Vitality on Wednesday.

Bournemouth have struggled for wins in recent months, picking up just three victories in the Championship since the turn of the year. Cardiff have had no such problems, as three points in midweek would be their sixth league win in a row. McCarthy has got City playing to their maximum capacity At present and we fancy the Welsh side to pick up a precious three points on the road on Wednesday. The Cardiff win is nicely priced at odds of 12/5.

24th Feb 2021

19:45 - Preston v QPR

Queens Park Rangers Win @ 13/8

The pressure is starting to crank up on Alex Neil after his Preston North End side were hammered at the Cardiff City Stadium last weekend. Defeat in the Welsh capital was the Lilywhites’ fourth EFL Championship loss in five. This Wednesday at Deepdale, North End entertain in-form Queens Park Rangers, who have won each of their last four matches in the Championship.

After a poor run of results, Preston have dropped 10 points behind the play-off places in the Championship. In contrast, QPR are up to 13th position in the table after four wins in a row. The R’s have taken a staggering 18 points from the last 21 on offer and Mark Warburton’s men will back themselves to get the win at Deepdale in midweek. Put a few quid on the QPR to prevail at odds of 13/8.

24th Feb 2021

19:00 - Brentford v Sheffield Weds

Brentford Win & BTTS @ 13/5

Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday clash in the EFL Championship on Wednesday at the Brentford Community Stadium. Thomas Frank’s Bees will be desperate to get back to winning ways after suffering three shock defeats on the spin. The London side are now seven points behind leaders Norwich City and their prospects of earning automatic promotion to the top flight are suddenly very much in the balance. Will Brentford pick up an invaluable three points on home soil in midweek?

Frank’s troops were going great guns before a surprise 2-0 home defeat to Barnsley on 14th February. They have crashed to two more defeats since then, losing at rivals Queens Park Rangers and at Coventry City. However, the lowly Owls have lost three of their last four games and are still in the bottom three as things stand. We get the impression Brentford will strike back with a vital victory in midweek and there is good value in the home win and both teams to score at odds of 13/5.

24th Feb 2021

17:00 - Tottenham v Wolfsberger

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 Goals @ 7/4

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur have one foot in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Europa League after a convincing win in the first leg of their last 32 tie. Spurs will be hoping to get the job done in style when they welcome Ferdinand Feldhofer’s Wolfsberger to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening. As you would expect, Tottenham are the overwhelming favourites in this one and this match could come as light relief after some tricky weeks on the domestic front of late.

Mourinho’s men have been struggling in the Premier League recently but they were excellent in the first leg of this Europa League Round of 32 tie. The Londoners ran riot at the Puskas Arena in Budapest last week, with goals from Heung-Min Son, Gareth Bale, Lucas Moura and Carlos Vinicius giving them a resounding 4-1 win. Put some money on Tottenham to win with a -2 goal handicap again at odds of 7/4.

23rd Feb 2021

20:00 - Lazio v Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich Win & BTTS @ 15/8

Lazio and Bayern Munich lock horns in a UEFA Champions League Round of 16, first leg tie at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Tuesday night. Simone Inzaghi’s men may be the underdogs against the current Champions League holders, but the White and Sky Blues are not an easy nut to crack in the Olimpico and have won each of their last seven games on home soil.

Bayern Munich were beaten at Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend, which was just their third Bundesliga defeat of the season. Nevertheless, Hans-Dieter Flick’s men are still at the top of the table. As we mentioned, Lazio are excellent at home, but Bayern will fancy their chances of bringing home a lead for the second leg. Check out the top price of 15/8 for the away victory and both teams to score in this clash.

23rd Feb 2021

20:00 - Atletico Madrid v Chelsea

Draw @ 21/10

Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League campaign gets back up and running this Tuesday with a tough game against Atletico Madrid at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest. Atleti are flying in La Liga at present, and Diego Simeone’s men are the favourites in this one. However, Thomas Tuchel has made an unbeaten start to life in west London.

Madrid are the surprise leaders of La Liga as things stand, but Los Colchoneros were beaten at home by Levante last time out. That was Atleti’s first league reverse since losing the Madrid derby way back in mid-December. After five straight league and cup wins, Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton last weekend. This Round of 16 tie could go either way, and we fancy the pair to play out a draw in the Romanian capital on Tuesday at odds of 21/10.

23rd Feb 2021

19:45 - Rotherham v Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Rotherham United and Nottingham Forest square off at the New York Stadium in EFL Championship action this Tuesday night. Despite showing signs of life in recent weeks, three straight defeats have taken the Millers back into the bottom three. Chris Hughton has made Nottingham Forest tough to beat, and the away side are the rightful favourites in this one.

Rotherham still have games in hand on their relegation rivals, but United are two points adrift of safety after last weekend’s results. Forest have moved well clear of the bottom three after several good wins, with Hughton’s side now up to 17th position in the table with 36 points to their name. This could be a close one, but we fancy Nottingham Forest to just about do enough to nick the points. You can get Forest to win by a one goal margin at odds of 3/1.

23rd Feb 2021

19:00 - Derby v Huddersfield

Derby County Win & BTTS @ 15/4

Wayne Rooney’s Derby County and Carlos Corberan’s Huddersfield Town meet in an intriguing EFL Championship fixture at Pride Park this Tuesday. The in-form Rams will be hoping to bounce back with a win after last weekend’s narrow loss at Watford. As for the Terriers, can they build on their stunning victory over promotion-chasing Swansea City?

Derby are in fine fettle and have gained victory in five of their last seven games in the Championship. As a result, County have moved five points clear of the bottom three. Huddersfield stunned the Swans last time out, thumping the Welsh side 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium. However, that was Town’s first win of 2021 and they have tended to struggle in recent times. We fancy Derby to secure all three points on home soil this Tuesday. Check out the solid odds of 15/4 for the home win and both teams to score in this one.

23rd Feb 2021

19:00 - Birmingham v Norwich

Norwich City to Win -1 Goal @ 7/4

EFL Championship leaders Norwich City are on the road this week, as Daniel Farke takes his Canaries to St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on Tuesday night to face Aitor Karanka’s Birmingham City. Norwich, who have won three in a row, head to Birmingham as the big favourites with the bookies.

Despite picking up a much-needed win at Sheffield Wednesday last time out, Birmingham have had a miserable season so far. The Blues have not won at home since a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on 28th October, going on to lose nine and draw two of their following 11 at St Andrew’s. Norwich are back in control at the summit after three straight wins. We fancy the Canaries to take another step towards the Premier League with three points on Tuesday. You can get decent odds of 7/4 for Norwich to win with a -1 goal handicap.

23rd Feb 2021

18:00 - Leeds v Southampton

Leeds United Win & BTTS @ 13/5

On Tuesday evening at Elland Road, Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton meet in the Premier League. United have been in patchy form in recent weeks and have won three and lost three of their last six matches. As for the Saints, they stopped a six-game losing streak in the league with a good draw with Chelsea last time out.

Leeds have blown hot and cold this term, but the Yorkshire club have had a fine season back in the Premier League. Overall, Bielsa’s boys have picked up an impressive 32 points from 24 league games. The Saints have been in dreadful form of late, but last weekend’s draw with Chelsea was certainly a step in the right direction. We fancy this one to end all square at Elland Road. Check out the draw and both teams to score at odds of 13/5.

22nd Feb 2021

20:00 - Brighton v Crystal Palace

Brighton & Hove Albion Win & BTTS @ 7/2

Rivals Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace lock horns at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League on Monday night. The Seagulls are in good form, unbeaten in six in the league, a run which has steered them away from the scrap at the bottom. In contrast, Palace have lost four of their last six Premier League matches, although they too should be safe. There is not much to separate these, geographically or in terms of ability and the pair drew 1-1 at Selhurst Park earlier in the season, but will there be a winner on Monday?

Brighton have turned their fortunes around with a string of good results since the turn of the year. The Seagulls are unbeaten in six, winning three and drawing three. The Eagles have been woeful in their last two, losing 2-0 at Leeds United before a 3-0 home defeat to Burnley last weekend. We fancy in-form Brighton to take the bragging rights in this one. Back the Albion win and both teams to score at 7/2.

21st Feb 2021

19:00 - Manchester United v Newcastle

Manchester United to Win Both Halves @ 7/4

On Sunday night, Manchester United welcome Newcastle United to Old Trafford for a Premier League fixture. The Red Devils are in fine fettle, losing just two games across all competitions since early December. In contrast, the Magpies have lost six of their last eight in the Premier League and have drifted very much into the relegation battle. Will Man United pick up a comfortable home win on Sunday?

The Red Devils ran riot against Real Sociedad in the UEFA Europa League in midweek, with the excellent Bruno Fernandes helping himself to a double in a 4-0 win in Turin. However, after back-to-back draws in the Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys will be looking to get back to winning ways at the weekend. Our money is going on a routine home win here – take a punt on the hosts to win both halves (7/4).

21st Feb 2021

16:30 - Arsenal v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 8/5

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City meet in a mouth-watering Premier League fixture, arguably the biggest of the weekend, at the Emirates Stadium this Sunday. The Gunners have improved in recent months, while City are in staggering form. Can Arsenal cause an upset on home soil, or will Pep’s boys move a step closer to the title with three points in the capital? The champions-elect are breaking records for fun at the moment and look unstoppable but can the young apprentice get the better of his former master?

Arsenal have won six of their last 10 in the Premier League, beating Leeds United 4-2 at home last weekend. However, City’s run makes that look like a points drought. Since a 1-1 home league draw with West Bromwich Albion in mid-December, Man City have won 17 league and cup games in a row. They are proving almost impossible to score against too, their defence looking tighter than it ever has during Pep’s time in England. The reverse league game ended in a 1-0 win for City, with Raheem Sterling netting the only goal. Take a punt on the Citizens to win to nil again at 8/5.

21st Feb 2021

14:05 - Aston Villa v Leicester

Leicester City Win @ 7/5

Midlands duo Aston Villa and Leicester City square off at Villa Park in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon. The Villans have surprised many this season, with Dean Smith’s men winning half of their 22 Premier League matches so far. As for Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes, they are currently in third place with an impressive 46 points to their name. Once again, two teams looking to play in Europe next year but who will prevail here?

Aston Villa have been solid at Villa Park in the league lately, winning three of their last four. However, Leicester have been excellent on the road this season, picking up eight wins from 12 away league games. At the time of writing, only Manchester United have taken more points on their travels. City have lost just one game since mid-December, and Rodgers’ men should nick this one. The Leicester win is priced at 7/5 and that looks very solid to us.

21st Feb 2021

12:00 - West Ham v Tottenham

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

London rivals West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur meet at the London Stadium in Premier League action on Sunday. David Moyes’ men are enjoying a stunning season, currently sitting pretty in fifth spot. Spurs are six points behind the Hammers in ninth. Sunday’s fixture is a huge game for both clubs, with both still hoping they might be able to clinch a top four spot.

West Ham have won six of their previous eight in the Premier League, easing past Sheffield United with a 3-0 win last time out. Tottenham secured a big victory in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday, but Jose Mourinho’s men have lost four of their last five league matches. These two teams drew 3-3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in October, with West Ham scoring three times in the last eight minutes to earn an unlikely point. We fancy another decent game here so back the draw and both teams to score in this one at juicy odds of 10/3.

20th Feb 2021

20:00 - Fulham v Sheffield United

1-1 Draw @ 11/2

Scott Parker’s Fulham and Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United meet at Craven Cottage in Premier League action this Saturday night. Despite some good results in recent weeks, the Blades remain rooted to the foot of the table with just 11 points to their name. Parker’s Cottagers are currently eight points ahead in 18th position, six points adrift of safety.

Fulham have picked up only one Premier League victory since November, but the London side have lost just four of their last 14 games in the league. Since the turn of the year, Sheffield United have won six of 11 league and cup games. These two drew 1-1 at Bramall Lane earlier in the season, and we fancy a similar outcome from this one. The 1-1 draw at the weekend is available at the tempting price of 11/2.

20th Feb 2021

17:30 - Liverpool v Everton

Draw & BTTS @ 9/2

Rivals Liverpool and Everton do battle at Anfield on Saturday in what promises to be a fascinating Merseyside derby. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are in miserable form in the Premier League and have lost each of their last three games at Anfield. As for the Toffees, they have fallen to back-to-back home league defeats to Fulham and Manchester City.

Champions Liverpool have been on a woeful run of late, losing five of their previous eight in the Premier League. However, the Reds did pick up a 2-0 win over RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League last time out. Everton have taken just five points from the last 18 on offer, but we fancy Carlo Ancelotti’s troops to hold their rivals to a draw on Saturday as the title slips ever further out of Klopp’s grasp. The draw and both teams to score is available at the top odds of 9/2 which looks good value to us.

20th Feb 2021

15:00 - Burnley v West Bromwich Albion

Burnley to Win to Nil @ 11/5

Sean Dyche’s Burnley and Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion go head-to-head at Turf Moor in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. The Baggies look to be heading for an instant return to the EFL Championship, with the West Midlands side having won just two Premier League games all season. Will Albion crash to a 16th league defeat this weekend or can they begin to salvage some pride after a pretty dire campaign?

Burnley have been in patchy form of late, but they have picked up three Premier League wins over the past month, seeing off the likes of current champions Liverpool, Aston Villa and Crystal Palace. Since Allardyce arrived at The Hawthorns, West Brom have won one, drawn three and lost seven of their 11 Premier League fixtures. The Baggies have failed to score in five of their last seven defeats, so take a punt on Burnley to win to nil at odds of 11/5.

20th Feb 2021

12:30 - Southampton v Chelsea

Chelsea HT/FT @ 7/4

Saturday’s early kick off in the Premier League takes place at St Mary’s, as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton entertain Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea. The Blues will be looking for a fifth league win on the spin, while the Saints will be desperate to avoid a seventh successive Premier League loss. Chelsea are the clear favourites in this one as they attempt to cement their place in the top four in the table.

Since kicking off 2021 with a 1-0 home win over Liverpool, Southampton have gone on to lose six in a row in the Premier League, slipping down to 13th place in the table as a result. Tuchel started life in London with a 0-0 home league draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, but Chelsea have won every one of their following five games in all competitions. We can see the Blues easing to a relatively comfortable win at St Mary’s on Saturday. Back the away team to be winning at half time and full time at a fair price of 7/4.

20th Feb 2021

12:30 - Coventry City v Brentford

Brentford to Win -2 @ 11/2

Thomas Frank’s Brentford will be desperate to get back on track after suffering back-to-back EFL Championship losses. This Saturday, the high flying Bees make the trip to St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium to face Mark Robins’ Coventry City. The Sky Blues have struggled recently, drawing two and losing three of their last five league games.

Before last Sunday’s shock home defeat to Barnsley, Brentford had not lost in the Championship since October. Frank’s men then lost again in midweek, this time losing 2-1 to west London rivals Queens Park Rangers. Nevertheless, Brentford have looked the real deal in the Championship this season, and we are backing the Londoners to hit back in style at the weekend. Have a punt on the away team to win with a -2 goal handicap, which is available at odds of 11/2.

19th Feb 2021

20:00 - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leeds United

Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers and Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United meet in a fascinating Premier League fixture at Molineux on Friday night. Wolves’ have not had a great season in general but their results have picked up of late, while Leeds are capable of beating anyone in the Premier League. Who will come out on top at Molineux in this clash between sides currently 12th and 11th in the table respectively?

Nuno’s Wanderers have had a poor season by their high standards, but the Midlands club have won two and drawn one of their last three to sit just two points behind Leeds (though the Whites have a game in hand). It was a close game at Elland Road in the reverse fixture back in October, with a Raul Jimenez strike giving the visitors a narrow 1-0 win. In total, eight of Wolves’ 10 league and cup victories this season have been by a one-goal margin. Check out the solid odds of 10/3 for Wolves to win by one again on Friday.

19th Feb 2021

19:45 - Watford v Derby County

Watford Win & BTTS @ 4/1

Watford and Derby County go head-to-head at Vicarage Road in the EFL Championship on Friday evening. They may be competing at different ends of the table but both teams are in good form, with the Hornets winning five of their last eight in the league, while the Rams have won five of six. As expected, Watford are the favourites on home turf, but can County cause an upset in Hertfordshire?

Xisco Munoz has made a solid start at Vicarage Road, guiding Watford to six wins from 10 Championship matches. Wayne Rooney’s Derby have certainly turned a corner, winning five of their last six in the league, but this will be a tall order for the Rams. Watford have the best home record in the Championship, collecting a really impressive 35 points from 15 games. Take a punt on the home win and both teams to score in this one at the very juicy price of 4/1.

18th Feb 2021

20:00 - Antwerp v Rangers

Rangers Win & BTTS @ 3/1

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have had a staggering season so far. The Gers, who are miles clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, have lost just one of their 40 league and cup fixtures, winning 33 times along the way. On Thursday night in the UEFA Europa League, Rangers travel to the Bosuilstadion in Belgium to face Franky Vercauteren’s Antwerp and they have to be considered dark horses for this competition.

Rangers finished top of their Europa League group, winning four and drawing two of six to finish two points ahead of Benfica. Antwerp were runners-up to Tottenham Hotspur in Group J. With Gerrard’s men in such scintillating form, we can see the Glasgow giants getting a precious win in Antwerp on Thursday. Put some money on the away side to win and both teams to score, which is available at the solid odds of 3/1.

18th Feb 2021

20:00 - Benfica v Arsenal

Draw @ 13/5

Jorge Jesus’ Benfica and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal meet at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday night in the UEFA Europa League. The 1st leg of this Round of 32 tie will take place in Rome, while next week’s 2nd leg will be played at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. Just standard stuff in these crazy times! This mouth-watering Europa League knockout tie could go either way, though the Gunners are the favourites to go through and the Portuguese league is probably not as strong as it was five or so years ago.

Benfica have been in patchy form in the Primeira Liga lately too, picking up only two wins from their last eight in the league. As for Arsenal, after taking just one point from three league games, they got back to winning ways in the Premier League at the weekend, beating Leeds United 4-2 in fine style at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners were made to work hard in the second half by Leeds though and there may be a little fatigue here. Thursday’s clash in Rome could be a close one, and we like the look of the draw at 13/5.

18th Feb 2021

18:00 - Slavia Prague v Leicester City

Leicester City Win @ Evens

Brendan Rodgers takes his in-form Leicester City side to the Sinobo Stadium in the Czech Republic capital this Thursday to face Slavia Prague in the 1st leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 tie. The Foxes are having another fine season under Rodgers, and City will be looking to go far in Europe. Can they take a win back to the King Power Stadium as they continue a push for silverware alongside their battle to finish as high as possible in the Premier League?

Slavia Prague are a decent outfit, winning eight of their last nine in the Czech First League, and the Czech champions are sure to be very competitive over two legs. However, the Foxes, who beat Premier League champions Liverpool last time out, will fancy their chances in Prague. This is a massive step up in class for the hosts and one they may struggle with. Rodgers’ troops have a stunning record on the road this season, so back the Leicester win on Thursday at evens.

18th Feb 2021

18:00 - Wolfsberger v Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur to Win to Nil @ 11/8

At the Puskas Arena on Thursday night, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur take on Austrian side Wolfsberger in the 1st leg of their UEFA Europa League Round of 32 tie. Spurs are in poor form in the Premier League, but they are the clear favourites to get the win on Thursday and to progress through to the last 16 of the Europa League. Jose knows all about winning this competition and silverware would certainly buy him time in north London.

Tottenham have lost four of their last five in the Premier League, slipping down to ninth place as a result, although due to a game in hand and the compact nature of the current standings they remain in the hunt for a top four finish. However, in the Europa League, the London side have picked up an impressive seven wins from nine fixtures so far. In the Europa League group stage, Jose’s boys won without conceding on three occasions. The Portuguese boss knows exactly how to set about a two-legged tie and we are backing Tottenham to win to nil in Budapest on Thursday at 11/8.

18th Feb 2021

18:00 - Real Sociedad v Manchester United

Manchester United to Win -1 @ 3/1

Manchester United resume their UEFA Europa League campaign with a Round of 32 tie against Spanish side Real Sociedad. The 1st leg will take place on neutral territory due to current travel restrictions, with the Juventus Stadium in Italy playing host on Thursday night. After dropping out of the UEFA Champions League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys are now one of the favourites to win the Europa League. Can the Premier League outfit get off to a winning start in Turin against a side who have been the surprise package in La Liga for much of this season?

Imanol Alguacil’s Sociedad have had a mixed bag of results of late, but the Royals head to Italy having won their last two in La Liga and despite a stutter they are currently fifth. United have been very tough to beat this season, losing just eight of 37 league and cup games. In the Champions League, the Red Devils picked up wins over the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig. We fancy Man United to win -1 on Thursday at 3/1.

17th Feb 2021

20:15 - Bournemouth v Rotherham

Bournemouth Win & Over 4.5 Goals @ 7/1

Bournemouth entertain Rotherham United at the Vitality Stadium in the EFL Championship on Wednesday. The Cherries have made an unbeaten start under caretaker boss Jonathan Woodgate, who has guided the club to two wins and a draw from three league and cup matches. Bournemouth will be targeting all three points from this home fixture.

After wins over Birmingham City and Burnley (Emirates FA Cup), Woodgate’s side battled to a 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest last weekend. Paul Warne’s Rotherham will be fresh after their game was called off due to the weather, but Bournemouth should see off the Millers at the Vitality. These two drew 2-2 at the New York Stadium back in November, and we could see another goal fest this Wednesday. The home win and over 4.5 goals to be scored it priced at the chunky odds of 7/1, which is enough to tempt us in.

17th Feb 2021

20:15 - Everton v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win Both Halves @ 2/1

Premier League leaders Manchester City make the trip to Merseyside on Wednesday to face Everton in Premier League action. The Toffees were stunned by lowly Fulham last time out, losing 2-0 to the Cottagers at Goodison Park. As you would expect, Man City, who are in stunning form, head to Everton as the clear favourites to get the win as they attempt to get ever closer to this season’s Premier League title.

The Citizens picked up a comfortable victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in their last outing, with Ilkay Gundogan (2) and Rodri getting the goals in an easy 3-0 triumph. That was City’s 16th league and cup win on the bounce. The in-form visitors should secure a 12th Premier League victory in a row on Wednesday given Everton’s somewhat patchy form of late. There is good value in the away team to win both halves at odds of 2/1.

17th Feb 2021

20:00 - Sevilla v Borussia Dortmund

Sevilla to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund clash in an intriguing UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie, with the first leg taking place at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday night. Los Rojiblancos are in stunning form and have won each of their last nine league and cup fixtures. In contrast, Dortmund have picked up just one Bundesliga victory in their last six games.

Sevilla, last season’s UEFA Europa League winners, are having another fine season under Julen Lopetegui. Since a 2-0 league loss to leaders Atletico Madrid a month ago, the club from Seville have won all of their matches across all competitions. Lopetegui’s men will certainly fancy their chances in this first leg on home soil. Take a punt on the home team to win by one goal, which the bookies have nicely priced at odds of 3/1.

17th Feb 2021

20:00 - Porto v Juventus

Draw @ 11/5

Porto take on Juventus in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday night. The Italian giants make the trip to the Estadio do Dragao as the favourites with the bookies, but it will not be an easy task for Andrea Pirlo’s men. Can the home side frustrate the Old Lady and take a positive result to Turin?

Sergio Conceicao’s Dragons have been incredibly hard to beat this season, with the Portuguese side undefeated in 13 league matches (nine wins, four draws). However, each of their last three in the Primeira Liga have ended level. Juve were on a decent unbeaten run themselves before last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Napoli. Porto performed well in the group stage of the completion, finishing as the runners-up to Man City in Group C having amassed 13 points from their six matches. We are backing Porto to hold Juventus to a draw in this first leg, with the stalemate priced at fair odds of 11/5.

17th Feb 2021

19:00 - Coventry v Norwich

Norwich City to Win -1 Goal @ 5/2

Daniel Farke’s Norwich City are back at the top of the EFL Championship after last weekend’s results, a point ahead of Brentford who suffered an uncharacteristic home defeat to Barnsley. The Canaries beat Stoke City, while Brentford crashed to a shock home loss to Barnsley. On Wednesday night, Farke’s troops will be looking for another three points when they make the trip to St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium to play Mark Robins’ Coventry City.

Before last Saturday’s impressive win over Stoke, Norwich had gone four league and cup games without victory, losing two and drawing two. Coventry lost 3-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium, which was their fifth Championship defeat in 10 games. Norwich were excellent against the Potters, and we fancy the league leaders to leave Birmingham on Wednesday with another three points. Norwich to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 5/2 has caught the eye for us.

17th Feb 2021

18:00 - Burnley v Fulham

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Burnley and Fulham meet in a rearranged Premier League fixture at Turf Moor on Wednesday night. The Cottagers are now seven points adrift of safety after a stunning 2-0 win at Everton on Sunday, which was their first league victory since November. The Clarets also picked up an excellent win last weekend, thumping Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

After going four league and cup matches without a win, victory at Palace on Saturday was just what the doctor ordered for Burnley. The Lancashire side will want to follow that up with three points on their own patch this Wednesday. Fulham were excellent at Everton on Sunday, with Josh Maja netting twice in a 2-0 win. We fancy these two teams to play out a draw at Turf Moor. The draw and both teams to score is priced at odds of 15/4.

16th Feb 2021

20:00 - RB Leipzig v Liverpool

RB Leipzig Win @ 19/10

Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool troops to Hungary on Tuesday, as the Premier League champions face RB Leipzig at the Puskas Arena in the 1st leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie. The Reds will be desperate to put their woeful Premier League form to the back of their minds by picking up a priceless win in Europe on Tuesday.

Liverpool’s title defence has gone down the pan after five defeats in eight, with Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Leicester just the latest in a long line of setbacks. The Merseysiders are now a whopping 13 points behind leaders Manchester City and Klopp has conceded his side will not retain the title they won last term. Liverpool have lost each of their last three games, while Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig have won four league and cup fixtures in a row. Home advantage may be gone, but we fancy the German side to edge past Liverpool in Budapest. The Leipzig win is available at very favourable odds of 19/10.

16th Feb 2021

20:00 - Barcelona v PSG

Barcelona to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

On Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League, giants Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain go head-to-head in a heavyweight Round of 16, 1st leg tie at the Camp Nou. Ronald Koeman’s men have not been at their best this season and are only third in La Liga as things stand, but Blaugrana are in decent form ahead of this one. As for PSG, who reached the final last term, they have won eight of their last nine in all competitions and will be bang up for testing themselves against of the best sides in Europe.

Despite a 3-0 home loss to Juventus on matchday six, Barcelona had an excellent Champions League group stage campaign, winning five of six. Mauricio Pochettino has made a good start to life at the Parc des Princes, but this will be his toughest challenge yet. Three of Barca’s last four wins have been by a one-goal margin, and this one could also be close on the scoreline. Though either side could edge it if they raise their game sufficiently, we’ll be backing the hosts to win by a one goal margin at odds of 10/3.

16th Feb 2021

19:45 - Wycombe v Derby

Derby County HT/FT @ 2/1

Bottom side Wycombe Wanderers welcome in-form Derby County to Adams Park for an EFL Championship encounter on Tuesday night. The Chairboys look to be heading back to EFL League One, but they showed plenty of fighting spirit in last weekend’s 3-2 win at Huddersfield Town. However, Wayne Rooney’s Rams are the odds-on favourites in this one after some decent form in recent weeks.

Derby have really turned their fortunes around in recent weeks, winning four of their last five games in the Championship. After a poor 3-0 defeat at Rotherham United, County hit back with a hard-fought 2-1 home victory over Middlesbrough last Saturday. Wycombe won their last game, but we fancy Derby to secure a comfortable victory at Adams Park in midweek. You can get the tempting odds of 2/1 for the visitors to be winning at half time and full time, which looks good to us.

16th Feb 2021

19:45 - Bristol City v Reading

Reading to Win -1 Goal @ 3/1

With the pressure starting to mount on Dean Holden, Bristol City will be desperate for all three points when they entertain Reading at Ashton Gate on Tuesday in the EFL Championship. The Robins head into this one having lost nine of their last 12 matches in the league. Last time out, Bristol City were thrashed 6-0 at Watford. Can the hosts avoid another defeat in midweek or will it be five league defeats on the bounce?

After four wins and three draws from seven, Reading’s promotion bid was well and truly back on track. However, over the past week the Royals have lost back-to-back Championship games to Brentford and Millwall. Nonetheless, Veljko Paunovic’s men are still in the playoff positions and will be up for this one. We can see Reading returning to winning ways against sorry Bristol City and you can get a fine price of 3/1 for the away team to win with a -1 goal handicap on Tuesday.

16th Feb 2021

19:00 - Stoke v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday Win @ 11/4

Stoke City entertain Sheffield Wednesday at the bet365 Stadium on Tuesday in the EFL Championship. Michael O’Neill’s Potters are on an awful run of form at present having drawn six and lost three of their nine matches since a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on 19th December. The Owls have won six of their last nine in the Championship and are close to escape from the bottom three.

That win over Blackburn remains Stoke’s only victory in 15 league and cup matches. City’s poor form has seen them slip down to 10th position in the table. Neil Thompson is doing a fine job as caretaker manager of Sheffield Wednesday. After their recent pick up in results, Wednesday have moved on to 28 points, though they are still in the relegation zone, albeit just a point behind 21st place Rotherham. We fancy the away team to leave the Potteries with another precious three points in this one. Check out the away win at a decent price of 11/4.

16th Feb 2021

19:00 - Preston v Watford

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

Preston North End and Watford meet at Deepdale on Tuesday in EFL Championship action. The Lilywhites are in 11th place in the table at present, while the Hornets are riding high in fourth spot. For a team challenging for promotion, Watford’s away form has been pretty poor this term. Nevertheless, Xisco Munoz’s men are the favourites in this one.

Alex Neil’s Preston have struggled for consistency of late, but they did pick up a precious 2-1 win against Lancashire neighbours Blackburn Rovers on Friday night. However, North End have not won at home since December. After three away league and cup defeats on the spin, Watford have won one and drawn two of their last three away games. We fancy this one to end all square at Deepdale. Back the draw and both teams to score at odds of 7/2.

15th Feb 2021

20:00 - Chelsea v Newcastle

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 10/11

Thomas Tuchel has made a strong start to life at Stamford Bridge, guiding Chelsea to four straight league and cup wins after starting with a 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers. On Monday, the Blues will be looking for five victories in a row when they entertain Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United at the Bridge in Premier League action. The hosts are the clear favourites in this one but could Newcastle spring a surprise?

Chelsea have been very solid at the back since Tuchel arrived, keeping clean sheets against Wolves, Burnley, Tottenham Hotspur and Barnsley (Emirates FA Cup). Unpredictable Newcastle head to west London having won two of their last three in the Premier League and have got the better of Everton and Southampton in recent weeks. However, Chelsea should win this one on home turf. Have a punt on Tuchel’s Blues to win to nil again at a fair price of 10/11.

15th Feb 2021

18:00 - West Ham v Sheffield United

West Ham United to Win -1 Goal @ 15/8

David Moyes’ West Ham United host Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at the London Stadium in Premier League action on Monday evening. The Hammers are enjoying a fine season in the top flight and have picked up 11 wins from their 23 matches to date. In contrast, the Blades are bottom of the league having taken just 11 points from a possible 69, and facing the prospect of playing Championship football next season.

West Ham have been in superb form since the turn of the year, winning five, drawing one and losing one of seven Premier League matches. Sheffield United have shown a big improvement in 2021, winning three of their last six in the league, but we fancy Moyes’ West Ham to claim a comfortable win on home turf this Monday. You can get the solid odds of 15/8 for the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap.

14th Feb 2021

19:00 - Everton v Fulham

Everton to Win -1 Goal @ 12/5

On Sunday night, Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton entertain Scott Parker’s Fulham in a Premier League affair at Goodison Park. When these two teams locked horns at Craven Cottage back in November, the Toffees edged a five-goal thriller in west London. Can in-form Everton do the league double over the struggling Cottagers this weekend and start challenging for the Champions League places?

Ancelotti’s boys beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-4 (after extra time) in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup in midweek, and the Toffees have been tough to beat of late, losing only once since New Year’s Day. Fulham are without a win since November and look destined to make an instant return to the EFL Championship. Everton will be looking for a comfortable win on home soil this Sunday, so back the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at the decent odds of 12/5.

14th Feb 2021

16:30 - Arsenal v Leeds

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

Arsenal and Leeds United go head-to-head in a tasty fixture at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. In the reverse Premier League game at Elland Road back in November, there was nothing to the split the pair in a goalless draw. These two are separated by just one position and one point, and this could be another close counter, but we fancy there will be some goals this time around.

Mikel Arteta’s men have improved of late, but the Gunners have lost back-to-back league games to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa. As for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, since three league and cup defeats on the spin, United have won three of their following four in the Premier League, moving into the top half of the table as a result. We fancy Leeds to hold Arsenal to a draw on Sunday. Back the draw and both teams to score at odds of 7/2.

14th Feb 2021

14:00 - West Brom v Manchester United

Manchester United HT/FT @ 10/11

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his Manchester United troops to The Hawthorns this Sunday to face Sam Allardyce’s relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion. The Baggies have struggled on their Premier League return, picking up just two wins from their 23 matches to date. As for the Red Devils, they are sitting pretty in second place in the table at present, six points ahead of fifth-place Chelsea and five behind leaders Man City.

Since taking over in the West Midlands, Allardyce has guided West Brom to just one league win from 10 matches. Since a 3-2 victory at Molineux in mid-January, Albion have taken one point from a possible 15, which is hardly going to send them clear of the relegation zone. Man United’s shock home reverse to bottom club Sheffield United last month remains their only Premier League defeat since 1st November. Ole’s boys should sail to all three points at The Hawthorns this Sunday, barring any unforeseen mishaps. We’re confident the Red Devils will prevail and we’ll be backing United to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 10/11.

14th Feb 2021

13:00 - Brentford v Barnsley

Brentford Win & Over 4.5 Goals @ 7/1

Brentford will be looking for another three points when they welcome Barnsley to the Brentford Community Stadium in the EFL Championship this Sunday. After a 3-1 win at Reading in midweek, Thomas Frank’s Bees moved to the top of the Championship table. As for the Tykes, they are in 13th place in the table with 36 points to their name.

Brentford are in staggering form having won 13 and drawn eight of their last 21 Championship matches. Since a 1-1 draw with promotion rivals Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium last month, the Londoners have won four in a row, scoring 17 goals in the process. The Bees should make it five wins on the bounce at the weekend. Brentford have been involved in several high-scoring games this season, so check out the excellent odds of 7/1 for the home win and over 4.5 goals here.

14th Feb 2021

12:00 - Southampton v Wolves

Southampton Win @ 11/8

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers square off in Premier League action at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon. On Thursday in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup, goals from Danny Ings and Stuart Armstrong gave the Saints a 2-0 victory at Molineux. Will Southampton see off Wolves once again or will the West Midlands side bite back?

Both teams head into this Premier League fixture in poor league form. Hasenhuttl’s boys have lost each of their last five in the Premier League since edging past Liverpool in a surprise win in early January, while Nuno’s Wanderers have picked up just one league win in 10 league matches. That leaves Wolves closer to the relegation battle than that for the European places, which will be troubling for their fans. This one could go either way at St Mary’s, but we fancy the Saints to follow up the midweek FA Cup win at Molineux with another victory over Wolves at the weekend. Backing the Southampton win at odds of 11/8 looks a good course of action to us.

13th Feb 2021

20:00 - Brighton v Aston Villa

Brighton & Hove Albion to Win 2-1 @ 10/1

On Saturday night in the Premier League, Brighton & Hove Albion and Aston Villa meet at the Amex Stadium. Graham Potter’s men are on a five-game unbeaten run in the league, winning three and drawing two to pull well clear of the bottom three. As for Dean Smith’s Villa, they have picked up eight away wins across all competitions this term. Which way will this intriguing fixture go?

Brighton have really turned their fortunes around since the turn of the year, picking up wins over Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool. Since mid-December, only Arsenal and Manchester City have beaten them in league action. Aston Villa are enjoying a fine season, but we fancy the Seagulls to secure all three points on home soil. Brighton won the reverse fixture 2-1 – a repeat 2-1 Albion victory on Saturday is priced at 10/1.

13th Feb 2021

17:30 - Manchester City v Tottenham

Manchester City to Win -1 Goal @ 5/6

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur do battle in a blockbuster Premier League game at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening. For many this is the biggest game of the round and if City can pass another tough test they will move another step close to the title. Man City are in stunning form, while Spurs have been stuttering of late and so we have to fancy the hosts. Three points for the home side on Saturday will be their 11th Premier League victory on the bounce and their 16th consecutive win in all competitions.

City top the Premier League table and have not lost since a 2-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium way back on November 21st. Since then, Pep’s boys have won 19 and drawn three of 22 league and cup games. Tottenham, who have lost three of their previous four in the league, could struggle in Manchester this weekend. They were knocked out of the FA Cup in midweek too in a gruelling clash with Everton that went to extra time. That 120-minute, 5-4 loss won’t help their cause here so put some money on Man City to win -1, which is available at the generous price of 5/6.

13th Feb 2021

15:00 - Crystal Palace v Burnley

Crystal Palace Win @ 13/10

Crystal Palace and Burnley meet at Selhurst Park in Premier League action on Saturday. On paper, these two teams look well matched, but will we see a winner in south London? Roy Hodgson’s Eagles, who beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last home fixture, are the slight favourites with the bookies and we think they should prove too good for the Clarets.

That said, Crystal Palace are in patchy form, though the Londoners have won two of their last three at home, seeing off Wolves and Sheffield United. Since back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Aston Villa, Sean Dyche’s Burnley have taken just one point from a possible nine in the Premier League. They were also beaten at home by Bournemouth in the Emirates FA Cup in midweek. Given that mini slump, we fancy the Eagles to nick the points on their own patch. The Crystal Palace win is priced at 13/10 and that seems a good price.

13th Feb 2021

12:30 - Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth meet at the City Ground in Saturday’s early kick off in the EFL Championship. Since taking over on an interim basis from the sacked Jason Tindall, Jonathan Woodgate has guided the Cherries to wins over Birmingham City and Burnley (Emirates FA Cup). Can Woodgate make it three in a row this Saturday to get the south coast club’s promotion push back on track?

Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest have been in excellent form of late. The Reds have lost just one of their past 10 in the Championship, winning five times in the process. Since a 2-1 home loss to Middlesbrough, Forest have taken seven points from the last nine on offer. This one could go either way at the City Ground, but we fancy the pair to play out an entertaining draw. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score (15/4).

13th Feb 2021

12:30 - Leicester v Liverpool

Leicester City to Win to Nil @ 6/1

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool go head-to-head at the King Power Stadium this Saturday afternoon in a mouth-watering Premier League match. The champions will be desperate to hit back after last weekend’s embarrassing 4-1 home loss to Manchester City. However, the Foxes are not an easy nut to crack and will really fancy their chances, especially with Jamie Vardy back in the squad.

Leicester start the weekend in third place, three points above Liverpool. The Reds head to the King Power in poor form, suffering four losses from their last six in all competitions and really struggling to score goals. Rodgers’ men have been hard to beat in recent months, losing only one of their previous 13 league and cup games. Leicester’s last three league wins have all ended 2-0 and with Klopp’s front three misfiring, we fancy the hosts to keep a clean sheet. You can get the tempting price of 6/1 for the home side to win to nil again at the weekend.

12th Feb 2021

19:45 - Blackburn v Preston

Blackburn Rovers to Win -1 Goal @ 12/5

Lancashire sides Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End lock horns at Ewood Park in EFL Championship action on Friday night. Tony Mowbray’s Rovers are sitting pretty in eighth place in the table at present, six points away from sixth spot and the prospect of making it into the mix for the playoffs. As for Alex Neil’s North End, they are down in 12th position with 36 points to their name as things stand. They have not given up hope of making it into the playoffs but they’ll need to put some recent poor form behind them.

Blackburn have been playing fairy well of late, winning three and drawing one of their four matches before last Saturday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat at Queens Park Rangers. As for Preston, they have lost five of their last seven matches in all competitions, picking up just one victory since the turn of the year. We can see Rovers getting back to winning ways in this one. Blackburn won 3-0 at Deepdale in the reverse game, and there is good value in the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap on Friday at decent odds of 12/5.

11th Feb 2021

20:00 - Barnsley v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 6/5

Chelsea make the trip to South Yorkshire this Thursday to face EFL Championship side Barnsley in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup. Thomas Tuchel has made an impressive enough start to life at Stamford Bridge and the Premier League Blues head to Oakwell as the big favourites to get a comfortable win and book their spot in the last eight of this season’s FA Cup.

These two clubs have already met this season. Back in September in the Carabao Cup, Frank Lampard’s Chelsea thumped Gerhard Struber’s Barnsley 6-0 at the Bridge, with Kai Havertz scoring a hat-trick. After starting life in west London with a goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tuchel has guided Chelsea to three straight wins, keeping clean sheets in two of those. We think the Blues will be far too strong for Barnsley and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if they won by a similar margin as they did last time. We’ll be backing the Blues to win to nil at Oakwell at odds of 6/5.

11th Feb 2021

17:30 - Wolves v Southampton

Wolverhampton Wanderers Win @ 11/8

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton go head-to-head at Molineux on Thursday in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup. With both teams in poor form in the Premier League at present, this cup tie could go either way. The bookies have made Wolves the favourites in this one, but can the Saints pick up their first away win since December? Both sides will fancy their chances of progressing to the quarter-finals and it is quite a difficult one to call.

Since a 2-1 victory at Arsenal back in November, Nuno Espirito Santo’s men have won just two of their following 13 league games. As for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton, they have lost five Premier League matches on the spin. These two played out a 1-1 draw at Molineux in league action a few months ago and this FA Cup tight will no doubt be another tight affair. However, we fancy the home side to just about nick it at fair odds of 11/8.

10th Feb 2021

20:15 - Everton v Tottenham

Everton to Win 1-0 @ 7/1

Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur go head-to-head at Goodison Park on Wednesday for a fascinating Emirates FA Cup fifth round fixture. On the opening weekend of the Premier League season back in September, the Toffees picked up a 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Will Everton beat the Londoners again in midweek or will Jose Mourinho motivate his side to rediscover their fine form from a few weeks ago?

These two teams are separated by just one point in the current Premier League standings, with the Merseysiders just ahead. On paper, the pair are evenly matched and both sides will fancy their chances of getting the win on Wednesday. This could be close on the scoreline but we fancy the home side to nick the win. Have a punt on Ancelotti’s boys to beat Spurs 1-0 again, which is available at the tempting odds of 7/1.

10th Feb 2021

19:30 - Sheffield United v Bristol City

Sheffield United Win @ 4/6

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United may be rock bottom of the Premier League table but the Blades will fancy their chances of booking their spot in the last eight of this season’s Emirates FA Cup. On Wednesday night, United welcome EFL Championship side Bristol City to Bramall Lane in fifth round action. Who will get the win and make it through to the quarter-finals?

Sheffield United look destined for relegation from the Premier League but the Blades have shown plenty of fighting spirit in recent weeks. In fact, United have won five of their last eight games in all competitions. In contrast, Dean Holden’s Bristol City have been in poor form of late, losing eight of their last 11 Championship games. Our money is going on the Sheffield United win in this one at a favourable price of 4/6.

10th Feb 2021

19:30 - Leicester v Brighton

Leicester City to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Premier League sides Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion meet at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday in a fifth round Emirates FA Cup tie. With the Foxes having lost just one of their last 12 matches in all competitions, they will be going into this game high on confidence. The Seagulls have won four and drawn two of their past six league and cup games, however, so this FA Cup tie promises to be far from a one-sided affair.

Leicester, who sit third in the Premier League, have picked up impressive away wins over EFL Championship teams Stoke City and Brentford to reach the last 16. Brighton have beaten Newport County and Blackpool so this will be their sternest test to date. Brendan Rodgers’ troops are a tough nut to crack at the King Power and City should edge past Graham Potter’s Albion on Wednesday. Back the Foxes to win by one goal at odds of 11/4.

10th Feb 2021

19:00 - Reading v Brentford

Brentford Win & BTTS @ 10/3

Reading and Brentford meet in a tasty EFL Championship fixture at the Madejski Stadium on Wednesday night. The Royals are in fourth spot in the second tier table with 48 points to their name, while the Bees sit in second spot, a point behind leaders Norwich City. A draw would be enough to take Brentford to the top of the Championship table and also to maintain their fantastic unbeaten run. But we can’t see them settling for a point.

Reading are in decent form, winning four and drawing three of their last seven games in the league. They have won three in a row at the Madejski, seeing off Luton Town, Coventry City and Bournemouth. Brentford, though, are on a staggering 20-game unbeaten run in the Championship, and have won 12 and drawn eight games since their last defeat. Thomas Frank’s men will be eyeing top spot and we fancy the London side to take all three points from this one. Check out the away win and both teams to score at a nice price of 10/3.

10th Feb 2021

17:30 - Swansea v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ 6/4

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to the Liberty Stadium in South Wales to face Steve Cooper’s Swansea City in Emirates FA Cup action on Wednesday evening. The Premier League leaders and 2019 FA Cup victors are in stunning form at present. They have won each of their last 14 league and cup games and have been playing with a confidence that simply wasn’t present a few months back. The Swans are riding high in the EFL Championship but Man City are the clear favourites in this fifth round FA Cup tie.

Cooper’s men are undefeated in 10 games across all competitions and have picked up eight wins and two draws in that fine run. The Welsh side have been beaten just once at home all season, but they haven’t faced a side of the quality of Manchester City in that time. As for Pep’s City, Sunday’s impressive 4-1 win at Anfield against Premier League champions Liverpool was their 10th top flight victory in a row. The Manchester giants should cruise past Swansea and book their place in the last eight of the competition. Take a punt on the away team to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 6/4.

9th Feb 2021

19:30 - Manchester United v West Ham

Draw @ 7/2

Premier League clubs Manchester United and West Ham United square off in Emirates FA Cup action at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Both teams are in fine fettle ahead of this tasty cup clash, but Man United are the odds-on favourites with the bookies. Will the Red Devils get the win and progress, or can the Hammers cause an upset in Manchester?

After letting a 2-0 lead slip and conceding at the death to draw 3-3 with Everton in the Premier League last time out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will want to strike back with a win in the FA Cup on Tuesday. However, West Ham will be no pushovers, as the London club have won seven of their last nine games in all competitions. We fancy the Irons to take Man United the distance on Tuesday. Back the draw in 90 minutes at favourable odds of 7/2.

9th Feb 2021

19:00 - Sheffield Wednesday v Wycombe

Sheffield Wednesday to Win -1 Goal @ 12/5

Sheffield Wednesday and Wycombe Wanderers go head-to-head at Hillsborough on Tuesday night in a crucial EFL Championship fixture. The Chairboys are rooted to the foot of the table after a tough season in the second tier, while Wednesday are currently second from bottom, nine points above. Both teams will be desperate for all three points from this one but out money is going on the home side to prevail.

After a good run of results, Sheffield Wednesday were brought back down to earth with a bang last weekend as they were thumped 4-1 at Millwall. As for Wycombe, they crashed to a heavy 3-0 home loss to Nottingham Forest. Despite last Saturday’s poor result in the capital, the Owls have certainly improved since caretaker boss Neil Thompson took over and they will want to get as many points on the board as possible in the coming weeks, especially against the sides around them in the table. Wednesday should come out on top in this one and we like the look of the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 12/5.

9th Feb 2021

17:30 - Burnley v Bournemouth

Bournemouth Win @ 23/10

Burnley and Bournemouth meet in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup at Turf Moor on Tuesday evening with both sides fancying their chances of progressing to the last eight. The Clarets are in 17th place in the Premier League at present, while the Cherries sit sixth in the EFL Championship. Burnley are the favourites, but can the Championship side secure an away win and book their spot in the last eight? It wouldn’t be the biggest of cup upsets in history if they did.

Since winning three league and cup games in a row, including a memorable Premier League victory at Anfield, Sean Dyche’s Burnley troops have lost two and drawn one of their last three. There has been a change in management at Bournemouth, as Jason Tindall was sacked after a poor run of results, with Jonathan Woodgate stepping in as interim manager. Promotion will be the main aim, but we fancy the Cherries to book their spot in the FA Cup quarter-finals. The away win is available at odds of 23/10 which looks like decent enough value to warrant a bet.

7th Feb 2021

19:15 - Sheffield United v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win Both Halves @ 11/4

Thomas Tuchel has started life at Chelsea with two wins and a draw from three games thus far. The Blues will be looking for another three points when they make the trip to Bramall Lane this Sunday to take on Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United. Despite some good results of late, the Blades remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League table. As you would expect, Chelsea are the clear favourites in this one and few will be betting against them.

Since starting with a 0-0 home draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tuchel has guided Chelsea to wins over Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur. On Thursday, a Jorginho penalty was enough to give the Blues a 1-0 victory over Jose Mourinho’s Spurs. Sheffield United have won three of their last four league and cup home fixtures, but we fancy Chelsea to secure a comfortable win at Bramall Lane this Sunday. You can get odds of 11/4 for the away team to win both halves, which looks a solid bet.

7th Feb 2021

16:30 - Liverpool v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 3/1

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City square off in a blockbuster Premier League fixture at Anfield on Sunday. After back-to-back losses at home, the champions will be desperate to avoid defeat to the current league leaders. However, three points for Man City would be their 10th Premier League win on the bounce and they certainly have the wind in their sails at the moment.

Liverpool have been uncharacteristically poor on their own patch of late, failing to win any of the last four (two draws, two defeats). As for Man City, Pep’s boys are in stunning form. Since a 1-1 home league draw with West Bromwich Albion on 15th December, the Manchester giants have won 13 games on the trot in all competitions, keeping 10 clean sheets along the way. Given the disparity in form between the sides at present, we’re happy to take a punt on City to win to nil at Anfield at a nice price of 3/1.

7th Feb 2021

14:00 - Wolves v Leicester

Leicester City Win @ 6/5

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City lock horns in an all-Midlands Premier League affair at Molineux on Sunday. Wolves have been in poor form of late, but they did beat Arsenal at home in midweek. As for the Foxes, they bounced back from defeat against Leeds United with a win at Fulham on Wednesday.

Before the vital victory over the Gunners, Wanderers had gone eight league games without a win, drawing three and losing five. In contrast, Leicester have won four of their last six games in the Premier League, losing just twice since November. Only Manchester United have taken more points on the road than the Foxes so far this term, and we fancy Rodgers’ boys to claim a ninth away league win of their season at the weekend. City are priced at odds of 6/5 which represents decent enough value in our eyes to tempt us in.

7th Feb 2021

12:00 - Tottenham v West Brom

Tottenham Hotspur HT/FT @ 6/5

Tottenham Hotspur welcome West Bromwich Albion to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon. After three straight league defeats, no less than three points will do for Jose Mourinho’s men as the pressure is starting to mount of the Special One. Sam Allardyce’s Baggies are in dreadful form, meanwhile, and the West Midlands outfit are just one point above bottom club Sheffield United.

Having taken zero points from their last three matches, Tottenham have slipped down to eighth place in the Premier League table. The Lilywhites are now on 33 points, seven points behind Liverpool, who currently occupy the final UEFA Champions League spot. Despite their poor form, the London side should ease past struggling West Brom on Sunday. Spurs have been ahead at half time in each of their previous four wins. Back the hosts to be winning at half time and full time on Sunday at odds of 6/5 as West Brom edge that bit closer to playing in the Championship next season.

6th Feb 2021

20:00 - Manchester United v Everton

Draw @ 10/3

On Saturday night, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United welcome Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton to Old Trafford for a tasty Premier League fixture. In midweek, the Red Devils picked up a stunning 9-0 home win over Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton, who played most of the game with 10 men and ended it with nine! As for the Toffees they beat Leeds United 2-1 at Elland Road in a fast, frenetic affair. Who will prevail in this intriguing Premier League clash at Old Trafford?

Man Utd are in excellent form in the Premier League, losing only one of their previous 16. The Red Devils start the weekend just three points behind leaders Manchester City. Everton are sitting pretty in sixth, four points away from the UEFA Champions League places and with games in hand on all the teams above them. The Toffees have lost only two league games since November, and we fancy Ancelotti’s boys to leave Manchester with a point. Have a punt on the draw at general odds of 10/3.

6th Feb 2021

17:30 - Fulham v West Ham

West Ham United to Win -1 Goal @ 11/4

London sides Fulham and West Ham United meet in a Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage this Saturday. The Cottagers have been tough to beat of late, but West Ham have won seven of their last eight league and cup games and are really flying. David Moyes’ Hammers are the favourites in west London, but can Scott Parker’s men pick up a crucial three points on their own patch?

Parker has made Fulham tough to beat in recent months, with seven of their last 10 in the Premier League ending in draws. However, they have not won in league action since November and come into this game firmly rooted in the bottom three. The Irons picked up a 3-1 away win at Villa Park on Wednesday, which was their fifth victory in six Premier League matches. Jesse Lingard even got a brace on his debut and with everything Moyes touches turning to gold at the moment, take a punt on the in-form Hammers to win -1 at the Cottage at 11/4.

6th Feb 2021

12:30 - Coventry v Watford

Watford to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

The early kick off in the EFL Championship this Saturday sees Coventry City and Watford go head-to-head at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium. Mark Robins’ Sky Blues are in decent form, but the high-flying Hornets head to Birmingham as the bookies’ favourites. After a shock 2-1 home loss to Queens Park Rangers on Monday, can Xisco Munoz’s men strike back with a big three points on the road? They have slipped down to fifth so if they are to push for a top two finish this is very much the sort of game they need to win.

Coventry were beaten by Nottingham Forest in midweek, which was their first defeat at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium since October. Watford have been pretty poor on their travels, picking up just three away league wins all season. However, they have taken four points from their last two on the road. Watford edged the reverse game at Vicarage Road, and there is good value in the away team to win by one at 13/5.

6th Feb 2021

12:30 - Aston Villa v Arsenal

Arsenal Win @ 13/8

Arsenal make the trip to Villa Park to face Aston Villa in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon. After an excellent run of five wins and two draws from seven league fixtures, the Gunners were beaten in the Premier League for the first time since December 19th in midweek, controversially losing 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. Can Mikel Arteta’s men bounce back with three points on Saturday?

Dean Smith’s Villa have had a fine season up until now. However, the Villans were beaten at home by West Ham United last time out and have been on a poor run for a little while now. As for Arsenal, before Tuesday’s eventful loss at Molineux, the London side had secured consecutive away league wins against Brighton & Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton. With Villa not quite at their best we are backing Arteta’s men to edge this one at Villa Park at the solid looking price of 13/8.

5th Feb 2021

20:15 - Swansea v Norwich

Draw & Over 3.5 Goals @ 10/1

Swansea City and Norwich City square off in an EFL Championship cracker at the Liberty Stadium in South Wales on Friday night. The Canaries lead the way at the top of the division, five points clear of the Swans as things stand. With both teams in stunning form at present, this promises to be a real battle at the Liberty. Can Swansea reduce the gap at the top, or will Norwich pick up a priceless three points on the road?

Steve Cooper’s men are in excellent form at present and have won seven and drawn two of their last nine league and cup games since a 2-0 Championship loss at Derby County in mid-December. Norwich have drawn back-to-back league games, but Daniel Farke’s side have lost just one of their last 12 matches in the Championship. We fancy these two high flyers to play out an entertaining draw in Wales. The draw and over 3.5 goals is priced at very tempting odds of 10/1.

4th Feb 2021

20:00 - Tottenham v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea lock horns in a mouth-watering London derby in the Premier League on Thursday night. Spurs have lost two of their last four in the league at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while the Blues have picked up just one away league win since November. Both teams will be desperate for all three points from this one.

Tottenham have stuttered somewhat of late, losing back-to-back Premier League matches to Liverpool and Brighton and Hove Albion. The first of those is forgivable, the second less so. Meanwhile, Tuchel has started life at Mourinho’s old stomping ground of Stamford Bridge with a draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers and a win against Burnley, with clean sheets in each. This one could go either way at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but we fancy Chelsea to claim a narrow away victory. Check out the tempting odds of 11/4 for the away team to win by a one goal margin, a result that would no doubt add an extra dose of gloom to the recent woes at Spurs.

3rd Feb 2021

20:15 - Liverpool v Brighton

Liverpool HT/FT @ 21/20

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are back on track after back-to-back Premier League away wins. After a 3-1 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Thursday, the champions beat West Ham United by the same scoreline at the London Stadium at the weekend. Liverpool will be hoping to make it three Premier League wins on the spin when Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion visit Anfield on Wednesday.

Liverpool lost their outstanding unbeaten home record in their last league fixture at Anfield, with Sean Dyche’s Burnley leaving with a surprising 1-0 win. Brighton have picked up lately, winning three and drawing one of their past four league and cup games, but the home side will be out for blood and should secure an easy victory in midweek. Have a punt on Liverpool to be winning at half time and full time at a good-value price of 21/20.

3rd Feb 2021

20:15 - Aston Villa v West Ham

Draw & BTTS @ 3/1

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa and David Moyes’ West Ham United meet in an intriguing Premier League fixture at Villa Park on Wednesday evening. The Hammers are riding high in fifth spot at present, collecting an impressive 35 points. Villa, who have played two games fewer, are currently in ninth place with 32 points to their name.

Aston Villa have been in patchy form of late, but they did pick up a superb 1-0 win at Southampton in their last game. Before Sunday’s 3-1 home loss to Liverpool, West Ham had won six league and cup matches in a row. The Irons edged the reverse fixture at the London Stadium in November, but we fancy the pair to play out a draw at Villa Park this Wednesday. Check out the draw and both teams to score at odds of 3/1.

3rd Feb 2021

19:45 - Brentford v Bristol City

Brentford to Win -2 Goals @ 3/1

Thomas Frank’s Brentford entertain Dean Holden’s Bristol City at the Brentford Community Stadium in EFL Championship action on Wednesday night. The Bees are flying, having won 13 of their 25 league matches to sit just six points off top spot with a game in hand. As for the Robins, they have won 12 times but find themselves down in ninth place as things stand.

Brentford are in stunning form in the Championship, emulating their late-season form of last term. Since a 3-2 loss at Stoke City in October, the London side are unbeaten in 18 league fixtures, winning 10 and drawing eight. Frank’s men have won five of their last six games in the Championship, thumping Wycombe Wanderers 7-2 last time out. Bristol City have blown hot and cold in recent weeks, and we fancy the Bees to secure a big win on Wednesday. Put a few quid on the hosts to win with a -2 goal handicap at an attractive price of 3/1.

3rd Feb 2021

19:30 - Leeds v Everton

Leeds United to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are having an excellent season in the Premier League after winning promotion as EFL Championship champions last term. So far, Leeds have racked up an impressive 29 points from their 20 league fixtures. Can United move onto 32 points with victory over Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton at Elland Road on Wednesday? Leeds are the slight favourites to the take the points but this one really could go either way.

Last weekend, Bielsa’s troops stunned in-form Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, with goals from Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison giving them a superb 3-1 win. That was Leeds’ fifth victory in eight Premier League fixtures. The Toffees head to Elland Road having lost two of their past four games in league action. United won 1-0 at Goodison Park in the reverse game in November, and you can get decent odds of 10/3 for Leeds to win by one goal once again.

3rd Feb 2021

18:00 - Fulham v Leicester City

Leicester City Win @ 10/11

Scott Parker’s Fulham welcome Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City to Craven Cottage for a Premier League fixture on Wednesday night that could have significance at both ends of the top flight table. The Cottagers, last season’s EFL Championship play-off winners, have had a tough time back in the top tier. The London side are seven points adrift of safety after 20 matches. As for the Foxes, they are challenging for a UEFA Champions League spot.

Fulham have won just two of their 20 league fixtures this season, so it is no surprise they find themselves in the bottom three. However, Parker has made his side hard to beat of late, with five of their previous seven games ending in draws. Leicester are having another fine season under Rodgers and City will want to bounce back after losing at home to Leeds United last time out. We can see Leicester nicking the points in west London on Wednesday. The away win is available at odds of 10/11, which looks like very good value to us.

3rd Feb 2021

18:00 - Burnley v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 8/11

Premier League leaders Manchester City are on the road this Wednesday, as Pep Guardiola takes his side to Turf Moor to face Sean Dyche’s Burnley. The Citizens are in stunning form and have won each of their last 12 league and cup matches. Man City will be on the lookout for a ninth Premier League victory on the spin this Wednesday and there won’t be too many betting against them.

Having said that, it is certainly fair to say that Burnley have improved of late, picking up three wins from their past four games in all competitions. That includes their impressive 1-0 victory over champions Liverpool at (former) fortress Anfield. However, when the Clarets travelled to the Etihad Stadium a few months back, they crashed to a heavy 5-0 defeat. With City in such scintillating form at present, we could see a similar scoreline in this one. The Manchester giants have won without conceding a goal on 18 occasions across all competitions this term and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if that happened again here. Back Man City to win to nil in midweek at odds of 8/11.

2nd Feb 2021

20:15 - Newcastle v Crystal Palace

Draw @ 9/4

At St James’ Park on Tuesday night, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace square off in the Premier League. Both teams had good wins last time out, as the Magpies picked up a 2-0 victory at Everton, while the Eagles beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 at Selhurst Park. In the reverse game back in November, Newcastle beat Palace 2-0 at Selhurst – can United complete a league double over Palace on Tuesday?

Newcastle had gone 11 league and cup games without a win before Saturday’s impressive victory at Goodison Park. Palace were also in poor form before their triumph over Wolves last time out. On paper, Newcastle and Crystal Palace seem pretty evenly matched. With that in mind, we can see the pair cancelling each other out at St James’ on Tuesday. Take a punt on the draw at odds of 9/4.

2nd Feb 2021

20:15 - Manchester United v Southampton

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 2/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United entertain Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Having taken just one point from their last two fixtures, Man United will be hoping to get back to winning ways on home soil in midweek. As for the Saints, they have had a fine season thus far, but they head to Manchester having lost three games in a row in the league.

After losing at home to Sheffield United and drawing at Arsenal, Man United have dropped three points behind rivals Manchester City, who have a game in hand. Therefore, the Red Devils could really do with maximum points from this one if they are to sustain their title challenge. Southampton will want to stop a run of three successive league defeats but we are backing Ole’s boys to take the points on home soil. Check out the solid odds of 2/1 for the home win and both teams to score.

2nd Feb 2021

18:00 - Millwall v Norwich City

Norwich City to Win -1 Goal @ 10/3

EFL Championship leaders Norwich City make the trip to London in midweek to face Millwall. After dropping points at home in their last fixture, Daniel Farke’s Canaries will be targeting a win at The Den on Tuesday. The Lions are unbeaten in three league games, but Gary Rowett’s men have not won at home since a 2-0 success over Luton Town way back in October.

Norwich are in stunning form at present having won eight, drawn two and lost only one of their last 11 Championship fixtures. City have the best away record in the division and have collected an impressive 25 points from 12 games on their travels. In contrast, only Birmingham City and Wycombe Wanderers have taken fewer home points than the Lions so far. As such, we’re having a punt on Norwich to win with a -1 goal handicap at The Den at a nice price of 10/3.

2nd Feb 2021

18:00 - Wolves v Arsenal

Arsenal Win @ 6/5

After no wins in eight Premier League matches, the pressure is starting to mount on Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo. This Tuesday night, Wolves welcome in-form Arsenal to Molineux for a vital league fixture. Can Wanderers pick up their first Premier League win since mid-December, or will the Gunners extend their unbeaten league run to eight games?

Since beating Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium in the reverse fixture back in November, Wolves have gone on to lose seven of their following 11 Premier League matches. Mikel Arteta’s men have shown a massive improvement over the past month or so, winning five and drawing two of their last seven matches in the league. We fancy the Londoners to leave Molineux in midweek with all three points. The away win is nicely priced at odds 6/5 which offers decent value in our eyes.

2nd Feb 2021

18:00 - Sheffield United v West Brom

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion square off in Premier League action this Tuesday at Bramall Lane in a crucial relegation six-pointer. Chris Wilder’s side are bottom of the table with just eight points to their name, while Sam Allardyce’s Baggies are in 19th place on 12 points, each having played 21 games so far. Both teams look nailed on for relegation to the EFL Championship, but could either start what would be a very impressive recovery in the second half the season? If see, one or other will certainly need to win this one at Bramall Lane in midweek.

United have had a miserable campaign thus far, winning just two games in the league all season, drawing two and losing 17 of their opening 21 matches. West Brom have also struggled, also having picked up two wins, but they’ve drawn six times and suffered 13 defeats. Both teams will be desperate for all three points at Bramall Lane, but we fancy the Blades and Baggies to play out a tense draw. You can get odds of 15/4 for the draw and both teams to score.

1st Feb 2021

19:45 - Watford v QPR

Watford to Win Both Halves @ 4/1

Watford and Queens Park Rangers meet at Vicarage Road in EFL Championship action on Monday night. New boss Xisco Munoz has made a solid start in Hertfordshire, and the Hornets will be looking for all three points from this one as they look to keep themselves in the hunt for an automatic promotion spot. However, Mark Warburton’s QPR are one of the most unpredictable teams in the Championship and are capable of beating most teams on their day. Can Rangers cause an upset at Vicarage Road?

Watford are currently joint second with Swansea City on 47 points, although they have played a game more than the Welsh side. As for QPR, they languish in 18th place with just 27 points to their name. The Hornets have the best home record in the Championship, winning ten of their opening 13 league matches at Vicarage Road. Munoz’s men should secure another easy home victory on Monday. Check out the tempting odds of 4/1 for the hosts to win both halves.

31st Jan 2021

19:15 - Brighton v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur HT/FT @ 3/1

The final Premier League fixture of the round takes place at the Amex Stadium on Sunday night, as Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hive Albion host Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. After the disappointing home loss to Liverpool in midweek, Spurs will want to return to winning ways at the first time of asking. The visitors are the bookies’ favourites and we expect them to back that up.

Brighton have struggled for wins all season, though they did pick up a crucial three points at Leeds United two weeks ago. However, that was just their third Premier League victory this term. Before Thursday’s loss to Liverpool, Tottenham had won six and drawn two of eight league and cup games. We fancy Jose’s boys to strike back with a big win on the road this weekend. Take a punt on the visitors to be winning at half time and full time at a really nice price of 3/1.

31st Jan 2021

16:30 - West Ham v Liverpool

Liverpool Win & BTTS @ 12/5

David Moyes’ West Ham United and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool lock horns this weekend in a tasty Premier League fixture at the London Stadium. The Reds picked up their first league win of 2021 in midweek, with goals from Roberto Firmino, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane giving them a huge and entirely deserved three points at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Can they follow that up with victory at West Ham?

It will not be easy for the visitors because the Hammers are in a real purple patch of form at the minute, with Moyes’ men winning each of their last six league and cup matches. West Ham sit fifth on 35 points, just two points behind Liverpool, who occupy the final UEFA Champions League spot. West Ham will fancy their chances in this one, but we can see Liverpool nicking the points at the London Stadium. Take a punt on the away win and both teams to score (12/5).

31st Jan 2021

14:00 - Leicester v Leeds

Leicester City to Win -1 Goal @ 15/8

Marcelo Bielsa takes his Leeds United side to the King Power Stadium to face Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City on Sunday afternoon. The Foxes are in stunning form, winning six and drawing three of nine across all competitions since a 2-0 home loss to Everton in mid-December. Last time out they drew with Everton and probably deserved more but they remain third in the table at the time of writing. Will Rodgers’ in-form team chalk up another three points on home soil this weekend?

Since gaining promotion as 2019-20 EFL Championship winners, Leeds have had a decent time back in the top flight. At present, Bielsa’s boys sit 12th in the table, winning eight of their 19 league matches. However, Sunday’s fixture at the King Power will be a tough test for the Yorkshire outfit. Leicester ran out 4-1 winners at Elland Road back in November, and City will be targeting another comfortable victory here. Leicester’s counter-attacking style is well suited to playing Leeds and with the visitors having a number of defensive injuries we could see a similar score to the reverse fixture. Back the hosts to win -1 at 15/8.

31st Jan 2021

12:00 - Chelsea v Burnley

Draw @ 4/1

This Sunday afternoon, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea welcome Sean Dyche’s Burnley to Stamford Bridge for a Premier League fixture. After a 0-0 home draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in his first game in charge in midweek, Tuchel will want all three points from this one. However, the Clarets head to London having won three league and cup games on the spin and starting to look like the Burnley we have seen over the past few seasons.

Chelsea are struggling at the moment, even with a new man at the helm and they have picked up just two wins from their last nine Premier League matches, losing five times along the way. The Blues are down in eighth place in the table with just 30 points to their name. Burnley stunned Liverpool in their last away game in the Premier League, with an Ashley Barnes penalty giving Dyche’s boys a memorable 1-0 victory at Anfield. We fancy the Lancashire side to follow that up with a point (4/1) at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in what should be a low scoring and close affair.

30th Jan 2021

20:00 - Southampton v Aston Villa

Southampton to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

On Saturday night at St Mary’s, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton and Dean Smith’s Aston Villa meet in a fascinating Premier League fixture. These two are hard to split on paper, and both sides have taken 29 points so far. Will we see a winner at St Mary’s, or will the evenly matched teams play out a draw? The visiting Villans are the slight favourites and in a clash between two exciting teams, we could be in for a bit of a thriller.

Southampton have lost back-to-back Premier League games to Leicester City and Arsenal. As for Aston Villa, they have lost three of their past four league matches. The Saints won a seven-goal thriller when the pair locked horns at Villa Park back in November, and we fancy Southampton to edge this one at St Mary’s. Hasenhuttl’s side are priced at 10/3 to win by one goal on home turf and that is a price well worth taking.

30th Jan 2021

17:30 - Arsenal v Manchester Utd

Arsenal to Win 1-0 @ 10/1

Old rivals Arsenal and Manchester United go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium in a mouth-watering Premier League fixture on Saturday evening. Both teams are in good form, though United were stunned by bottom club Sheffield United in midweek, with the Blades leaving Old Trafford with a 2-1 win. Can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys hit back with a positive result at Arsenal on Saturday?

Mikel Arteta’s Gunners have turned their fortunes around after five wins and a draw from their past six league games. Prior to that superb run, they had not won a Premier League fixture since winning at Old Trafford on November 1st. This could be a close one at the Emirates, but we fancy the in-form Londoners to edge past the Manchester giants. Confidence is in their favour and another 1-0 Arsenal win is available at the huge price of 10/1.

30th Jan 2021

15:00 - Huddersfield v Stoke

Draw & Under 2.5 Goals @ 11/4

Carlos Corberan’s Huddersfield Town welcome Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City to the John Smith’s Stadium in the EFL Championship this Saturday. The Terriers will be hoping to avoid a fifth league loss in a row, while the Potters are searching for their first win since beating Blackburn Rovers at home on December 19th. This one could go either way in West Yorkshire but with both sides short on confidence we predict a tight, tense game.

Huddersfield have lost three home league and cup matches on the spin, although they did win five in a row on home turf before that. Stoke are a tough team to beat when on the road, with each of their last five Championship away games ending all square. This is a tough one to call, so backing the draw could be the way to go and we do not think it will be a thriller. The draw and under 2.5 goals at nice odds of 11/4 has caught the eye, with 1-1 the most likely score in our opinion.

30th Jan 2021

15:00 - West Brom v Fulham

Fulham Win @ 13/10

Sam Allardyce’s West Bromwich Albion and Scott Parker’s Fulham clash in a huge Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon. This is a bona fide relegation six-pointer and at the time of writing, the Baggies are second from bottom with just 11 points to their name, with Fulham two points ahead in 18th. Both teams will be desperate for maximum points in this massive matchup in the Midlands.

Allardyce has had a tough time at The Hawthorns since arriving in December. West Brom have played four home games under their new boss, losing all four, scoring zero and shipping 17. Fulham have shown an improvement of late, but Parker’s boys have picked up just one Premier League win since early November. Nonetheless, Fulham beat West Brom at Craven Cottage, and the away win here is available at 13/10, decent value given just how bad the Baggies have been.

30th Jan 2021

15:00 - Manchester City v Sheffield Utd

Manchester City to Win Both Halves @ Evens

Premier League leaders Manchester City take on bottom club Sheffield United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The Blades stunned City’s rivals last time out, with goals from Kean Bryan and Oliver Burke giving them a shock 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford. However, Man City have won 11 in a row in all competitions and are the massive favourites in this one, as well as now being the overwhelming favourites to lift the title this term too.

Since back-to-back draws with Man Utd and West Brom in mid-December, Pep Guardiola’s boys have won seven Premier League matches in a row. As a result, the Manchester giants have fired their way to the top of the table. In truth, City should be far too strong for Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at the weekend. Check out the tempting price of evens for the hosts to win both halves.

30th Jan 2021

15:00 - Crystal Palace v Wolves

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers go head-to-head at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. With both teams in poor form, each side will be on the lookout for maximum points in south London. Wanderers, who picked up a draw at Chelsea last time out, are the slight favourites with the bookies but this looks very likely to be a close affair.

Since a 5-1 victory at West Bromwich Albion on December 6th, Palace have picked up just one Premier League win. Wolves have also struggled of late, winning only one of their previous ten league matches. However, they did pick up a handy 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge in midweek. We fancy the Eagles and Wanderers to cancel each other out in the capital on Saturday. Back the draw and both teams to score at 7/2 with 1-1 a good option if you want even longer odds.

30th Jan 2021

12:30 - Norwich v Middlesbrough

Norwich City to Win -1 Goal @ 11/5

It is not just the Premier League where punters can have some fun and EFL Championship leaders Norwich City will be hoping to take another step towards promotion to the top tier with three points against Middlesbrough on Saturday. The Canaries are in excellent form at Carrow Road, winning nine and drawing three of their last 12 home league and cup matches. Will they see off Boro at the weekend to maintain, or even extend, their handsome lead at the top of the table?

Middlesbrough are having a solid season under Neil Warnock, sitting just three points outside of the play-off places after 26 games played. However, they have lost three of their last four in the Championship. Norwich will be looking for a fourth league win on the spin, and Farke’s boys will fancy their chances on their own patch. They really are the class act in this division and look very well set for an instant return to the EPL. Take a punt on City to win -1, which you can get at the decent price of 11/5.

30th Jan 2021

12:30 - Everton v Newcastle

Everton HT/FT @ 7/5

Carlo Ancelotti’s in-form Everton welcome Steve Bruce’s struggling Newcastle United to Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Since losing to West Ham United on New Year’s Day, the Toffees have gone on to win three and draw one of their following four league and cup matches. Everton will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run this weekend and will be out for revenge given the Magpies edged the reverse fixture. That defeat will make sure there is no complacency and Ancelotti will also know that Newcastle played well in the second half last time out against Leeds.

Ancelotti’s men have won five of their last seven in the Premier League. In contrast, Bruce’s Magpies have lost five league fixtures on the spin and have not won since beating West Bromwich Albion on December 12th. This will no doubt be another tough game for struggling Newcastle. We fancy Everton to seal a comfortable home win on Saturday, so take a punt on the hosts to be winning at half time and full time (7/5).

29th Jan 2021

20:00 - Reading v Bournemouth

Reading Win @ 11/5

In the EFL Championship on Friday night, Reading and Bournemouth lock horns at the Madejski Stadium. The Royals are in fifth spot with 44 points to their name, with the Cherries a place and two points behind but perceived by many to be the better side. As both teams push for promotion to the Premier League, this promises to be an enthralling encounter in Berkshire.

Veljko Paunovic’s troops are in decent form, winning three and drawing two of five since back-to-back losses in mid-December. Jason Tindall’s Bournemouth have had a little slump in form of late, losing 1-0 to both Luton Town and Derby County in their last two in the Championship, although they did beat Crawly in the FA Cup last time out. Reading have had a mixed bag of results at the Madejski, but Paunovic’s side have won two on the spin on home turf, seeing off Luton and Coventry City. This should be a tight game but at the prices we fancy the home win on Friday, an outcome available at nice odds of 11/5.

28th Jan 2021

20:00 - Tottenham v Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur Win & BTTS @ 9/2

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool meet in a mouth-watering Premier League matchup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night. These two are in very different patches of form right now but even so, this could easily go either way. Spurs have won eight of their previous ten league and cup home games, while the Reds are searching for their first Premier League win in six, a dreadful run by their very high standards.

Since a thumping 7-0 victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on December 19th, Liverpool have taken just three points from a possible 15, drawing three and losing two. Last time out in the league, the Merseyside outfit were beaten at home by Burnley. Spurs have won six and drawn two of eight across all competitions, and we fancy Jose’s boys to pile more misery on Klopp’s Reds this Thursday. The Tottenham win and both teams to score is nicely priced at 9/2.

27th Jan 2021

20:15 - Manchester Utd v Sheffield Utd

Manchester United to Win Both Halves @ 7/4

On Wednesday night at Old Trafford, current (at the time of writing) Premier League leaders Manchester United welcome bottom club Sheffield United to Manchester. The Red Devils are in stunning form, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are the overwhelming favourites in this one. The hosts will be looking to extend their unbeaten league run to 14 games, and few would bet against them doing just that.

Since a 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal on 1st November, Man United have gone on to win 10 and draw three of their following 13 matches in the Premier League. As for Chris Wilder’s struggling Blades, they have lost 16 of 19 league fixtures so far, picking up just one win in the process. This should be a walk in the park for the in-form Red Devils. Back the leaders to win both halves of this one at odds of 7/4.

27th Jan 2021

20:15 - Everton v Leicester

Everton Win & BTTS @ 9/2

Everton and Leicester City lock horns at Goodison Park this Wednesday is an intriguing Premier League fixture between two sides who are battling for a place in the Champions League at the very least. When these two teams met at the King Power Stadium back in mid-December, goals from Richarlison and Mason Holgate gave the Toffees a 2-0 win. However, the Foxes have gone on to win six and draw two of their following eight games across all competitions.

Both teams head into this Premier League fixture in good form and with high ambitions for the remainder of the current campaign. The Merseysiders have won seven of their last nine league and cup games, while Brendan Rodgers’ boys have won five matches in a row in all competitions. This one could go either way at Goodison, but we fancy Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton to do a league double over Leicester. We like the look of the home win and both teams to score, which is available at a fair price of 9/2.

27th Jan 2021

19:30 - Brighton v Fulham

Brighton & Hove Albion Win @ 21/20

Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion entertain Scott Parker’s Fulham at the Amex Stadium this Wednesday in a huge fixture in the Premier League. At the time of writing, Brighton are in 17th place in the table on just 17 points, with the Cottagers five points behind then in 18th spot. This truly is a relegation six-pointer and defeat for either could cause real problems. Can the Seagulls get the points, or will Fulham return to London with a positive result?

Brighton picked up a precious three points in their last league outing, beating Leeds United 1-0 at Elland Road. Albion followed that up with a 2-1 Emirates FA Cup win over Blackpool. Fulham have improved lately, but Parker’s boys have won just one Premier League game since early November. We fancy the Seagulls to make it three wins on the spin in midweek. The home victory is priced at odds of 21/20, which is enough to tempt us in.

27th Jan 2021

18:00 - Chelsea v Wolves

Chelsea to Win by One Goal @ 5/2

Chelsea begin life after Frank Lampard with a home game against an out-of-form Wolverhampton Wanderers side on Wednesday evening. The Blues have struggled in the Premier League of late, losing five of their last eight games, and it wasn’t a massive shock to see them give Lampard the sack. As for Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves, they head to Stamford Bridge having picked up just one league victory since November. It is no easy task assessing which side will prevail in west London, but we fancy the home side might have just about enough to edge it and take the three points.

Lampard was relieved of his duties earlier in the week after a string of bad results, and given how trigger-happy the Chelsea chairman has been in recent years, it wasn’t a surprise to pundits or fans. Chelsea are down in ninth spot in the Premier League table as things stand, five points away from the UEFA Champions League places. Wolves are even further down, as they occupy 14th position in the table with just 22 points to their name. Chelsea should win this one on home soil, and there is good value in the hosts to be victorious by a one goal margin at odds of 5/2.

27th Jan 2021

18:00 - Burnley v Aston Villa

Burnley to Win 1-0 @ 11/1

Burnley and Aston Villa meet at Turf Moor in Premier League action on Wednesday evening with the home side looking to build on their confidence-boosting result against the champions. Last time out in the league, Sean Dyche’s men ended Liverpool’s incredible home league record, with a late Ashley Barnes penalty giving the Clarets an unexpected 1-0 win at Anfield. Can the Lancashire side make it back-to-back Premier League victories?

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa have been excellent on the road this season, winning seven of their 11 league and cup away matches thus far. However, since a 3-0 success at West Bromwich Albion in December, the Villans have taken just one point from a possible nine on their travels. Burnley will still be buzzing from last week’s win at Anfield, and we are backing the hosts to edge this one. You can get the excellent price of 11/1 for Burnley to secure another 1-0 victory.

26th Jan 2021

20:15 - West Brom v Manchester City

Manchester City HT/FT @ 4/6

West Bromwich Albion welcome Manchester City to The Hawthorns on Tuesday night for a Premier League fixture that could send City to the top of the table. When these two locked horns at the Etihad Stadium last month, the Baggies stunned Man City by holding them to a 1-1 draw. However, Pep Guardiola's men have won every game since and few would bet against them taking the three points from this one.

City have been on fire over the past six weeks or so, winning 10 games in a row across all competitions. The Manchester giants have not lost a game since a 2-0 league loss to Tottenham Hotspur back in November. If results go their way in midweek, City could move back to the top of the Premier League table ahead of loval rivals Man United. Guardiola’s boys should ease past the Baggies at The Hawthorns. You can get a price of 4/6 for Man City to be winning at half time and full time, which looks a good option to us.

26th Jan 2021

20:15 - Southampton v Arsenal

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Fresh from their Emirates FA Cup clash at the weekend, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal meet again at St Mary’s, this time in the Premier League on Tuesday evening. The Saints edged the FA Cup meeting 1-0 and Hasenhuttl’s troops will fancy their chances of winning this one. However, the Gunners head to the coast as the slight favourites with the bookies and they will be looking to bounce back in the league after their cup disappointment.

Southampton have enjoyed a fine season so far. Since losing at home to Tottenham Hotspur in September, only Manchester United, Manchester City and Leicester City have beaten them in the top flight. Arsenal have shown a big improvement of late, taking 13 points from their last five league games. These two are separated by just two points in the table, and we can see the pair playing out a draw at St Mary’s. Check out the solid price of 10/3 for the draw and both teams to score.

26th Jan 2021

19:00 - Bournemouth v Crawley

Bournemouth to Win -1 Goal @ 11/10

Bournemouth and Crawley Town square off in fourth round Emirates FA Cup action at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night. Jason Tindall’s men are the clear favourites to get the win on home soil and book their place in the last 16 of the competition. However, John Yems’ Crawley stunned Leeds United in the previous round, and the Reds will fancy their chances in Dorset.

Bournemouth have had a little slump in form of late, losing back-to-back EFL Championship games and taking just one point the last nine that were available. However, they did thump Oldham Athletic 4-1 in the third round of the FA Cup. Crawley of EFL League Two beat Premier League Leeds United 3-0 in round three, but we fancy Bournemouth in this one. Take a punt on the Cherries to win aith a -1 goal handicap at odds of 11/10.

26th Jan 2021

18:00 - Newcastle v Leeds

Leeds United to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United and Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United go head-to-head in midweek Premier League action at St James’ Park. Leeds have had a decent season in the top flight so far, racking up 23 points from 18 games to sit 12th in the table. At present, the Magpies are four points adrift in 16th position in the table. This is a crucial clash for both teams, but who will prevail?

Newcastle have not won in any competition since a 2-1 home league victory over West Bromwich Albion back on 12th December. In the Premier League, Bruce’s boys have lost three in a row. Leeds have lost three league and cup matches on the spin, but they have picked up some excellent results on the road this season. We fancy Bielsa’s boys to edge this one at St James’. Back Leeds to win by one goal at a tempting price of 11/4.

26th Jan 2021

18:00 - Crystal Palace v West Ham

West Ham United Win @ 13/10

London sides Crystal Palace and West Ham United meet in an intriguing Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park this Tuesday. The Hammers are in exceptional form at the moment and have won five games in a row in all competitions. Can David Moyes’ men make it six wins on the spin in midweek? The Irons are the favourites with the bookies but Palace are never an easy side to overcome so nothing should be taken for granted here.

Having said that now is as good a time as any to play Crystal Palace as they are certainly not at the top of their game at present. Roy Hodgson’s side have picked up just one win from their previous eight Premier League games, with that sole victory coming against bottom club Sheffield United earlier in the month. As for West Ham, they have won three and drawn two of their last five games since losing at Chelsea last month. We fancy the in-form Hammers to leave Selhurst on Tuesday with all three points. You can get the away win at the top odds of 13/10, which looks a decent price to us.

25th Jan 2021

19:45 - Wycombe v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 Goals @ 8/5

The Emirates FA Cup action continues on Monday night when Wycombe Wanderers welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Adams Park. Gareth Ainsworth’s Chairboys are rock bottom of the EFL Championship at the halfway stage, while Jose Mourinho’s Spurs are in fifth place in the Premier League. The London side are the big favourites in this one and given how they ruthlessly dispatched of Marine in the last round we have to predict another comfortable success here.

Wycombe beat fellow Championship side Preston North End 4-1 at home in the previous round, but the Buckinghamshire club have won just one league game since early November. What’s more, there is a decent chance they will essentially give up on this clash and save their best players for the battle in the league. Tottenham have been very strong in all cup competitions this season, winning ten of 12. Mourinho’s men, who have already reached the Carabao Cup final, should cruise past the Championship strugglers on Monday night. Check out the tempting odds of 8/5 for Tottenham to win -2 at Adams Park.

24th Jan 2021

20:00 - Everton v Sheffield Wednesday

Everton HT/FT @ 20/21

Everton host Sheffield Wednesday at Goodison Park in Emirates FA Cup action on Sunday night. The Toffees are in decent nick, winning six of their previous eight in all competitions and they will also be very well rested having not played since the 12th January. As for Wednesday, who are still searching for a new manager, they have won four and drawn one of their last five league and cup encounters but remain mired in the relegation battle in 23rd place.

Everton edged past EFL Championship opposition in the previous round of the FA Cup, securing a narrow 2-1 home win over Paul Warne’s Rotherham United, with Abdoulaye Doucoure’s winner coming in extra time. The Owls picked up a 2-0 win at Exeter City in round three, which was their last fixture way back on the 9th. Everton should see off Championship opposition at home once again this weekend. Take a punt on Ancelotti’s boys to be winning at half time and full time at 20/21.

24th Jan 2021

17:00 - Manchester United v Liverpool

Manchester United Win @ 8/5

Old rivals Manchester United and Liverpool lock horns in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday evening. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are top of the Premier League and flying at present, while the English champions have picked up just one win in their last six in all competitions. Will United see off the Reds at Old Trafford and perhaps, dare we say it, have some starting to question whether Jurgen Klopp is under pressure?

Man Utd have won ten and drawn three of their last 13 in the Premier League. In contrast, Liverpool are without a league win in five (three draws, two defeats). The Reds’ only victory in 2021 was a 4-1 FA Cup triumph over a heavily depleted Aston Villa team. United held Liverpool to a league draw at Anfield last week, and we fancy the in-form Red Devils to beat their rivals in the cup at Old Trafford on Sunday (8/5).

24th Jan 2021

15:00 - Middlesbrough v Blackburn

Draw & Under 2.5 Goals @ 13/5

On Sunday afternoon in the EFL Championship, Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough entertain Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers at the Riverside Stadium. In-form Boro are the bookies’ favourites, but Rovers are capable of beating anyone on their day. When these two squared off at Ewood Park earlier in the season, the pair played out a tense 0-0 draw and something similar could well unfold this time around.

Warnock’s Middlesbrough, who sit seventh, have been in good form of late. Boro have won five of their last seven in the Championship, beating Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the City Ground in midweek. Blackburn have won just one of their previous six league and cup affairs, but Rovers have taken four points from their last two. We can see Middlesbrough and Blackburn playing out another low scoring draw at the Riverside this Sunday. Back the stalemate and under 2.5 goals at 13/5.

24th Jan 2021

14:30 - Brentford v Leicester

Leicester City Win @ 13/20

Thomas Frank’s Brentford and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City meet in an intriguing Emirates FA Cup tie at the Brentford Community Stadium on Sunday. Both teams are flying high in their respective leagues, with the Bees in third place in the EFL Championship, while the Foxes are third in the Premier League. With both in good form and full of confidence we should see a decent game but who will prevail in west London and book their spot in round five?

Brentford are in stunning form, winning their last four in the Championship. The EFL Cup defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last month remains their only loss in any competition since a 3-2 league reverse at Stoke City in October. However, Leicester have an outstanding record on the road this term, winning nine of 13 league and cup away matches. Brentford will certainly be prioritising promotion and whilst the Foxes will rotate too, they have more strength in depth in their squad. As such, we fancy Rodgers’ boys to edge past the Championship high flyers on Sunday. The away win is solidly priced at 13/20.

24th Jan 2021

12:30 - Preston v Reading

Reading to Win 2-1 @ 10/1

Preston North End and Reading lock horns at Deepdale this Sunday in the EFL Championship. With the pair picking up three points in midweek, both teams will be hoping to claim another victory at the weekend and take advantage of the fact that many of their rivals are not in action due to the FA Cup. Both are very much in the promotion hunt right now, with Alex Neil’s men currently in tenth spot with 35 points to their name, and Veljko Paunovic’s side eight points ahead in fifth.

Preston head into this one having won four of their last six in the Championship. As for Reading, they have taken ten points from a possible 12 on a good run after back-to-back defeats to Norwich City and Brentford. This could go either way in Lancashire, but we fancy the Royals to secure a massive three points on the road. Three of Reading’s last four wins have been by a single-goal margin so back the 2-1 away win here at whopping odds of 10/1.

24th Jan 2021

12:00 - Chelsea v Luton

Chelsea to Win -1 Goal @ 1/2

With Chelsea struggling in the Premier League at the moment, Frank Lampard’s Blues could certainly do with a win in the Emirates FA Cup this weekend. EFL Championship side Luton Town visit Stamford Bridge in fourth round action on Sunday afternoon and might even fancy their chances of causing an upset. Premier League Chelsea are the massive favourites, though Nathan Jones’ Hatters are no mugs and given their struggles last season are ticking along nicely in the second tier this time around.

Chelsea made a good start to their season, but things have gone horribly wrong for the Londoners in recent weeks, with the Blues losing five of their last eight in the Premier League. However, Lampard’s men did secure a comfortable FA Cup win over Morecambe on January 10th, thumping the EFL League Two side 4-0. Luton will be tougher opponents, but Chelsea should see the job through on home soil. You can get 1/2 for the hosts to win -1.

23rd Jan 2021

20:00 - Aston Villa v Newcastle

Draw & BTTS @ 5/1

Aston Villa and Newcastle United meet in the Premier League at Villa Park on Saturday night. The Villans have had a solid season so far, but Dean Smith’s troops have lost three league and cup matches in a row. Newcastle have also struggled lately, failing to win any of their last seven league games, drawing two and losing five. Both sides have had their squads disrupted but they cannot use that as an excuse and both managers will be desperate to get back to winning ways here.

Aston Villa have picked up some memorable away wins this season, but the Midlands outfit have won just one home game since that stunning 7-2 success over Liverpool in early October. On the other hand, the Magpies have not won away from home in the Premier League since a 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace in late November. With both teams short on confidence and form right now, we can see Villa and Newcastle playing out a draw on Saturday. The draw and both teams to score is available at huge odds of 5/1 and looks worth a small punt to us.

23rd Jan 2021

17:30 - Cheltenham v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win Both Halves @ 5/6

Michael Duff’s Cheltenham Town welcome Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to Whaddon Road in an Emirates FA Cup fixture on Saturday evening. The Robins are having a decent season in EFL League Two, but the Citizens head to Gloucestershire as the overwhelming favourites to get the win and book their spot in round five.

On their way to the last 32, Cheltenham have seen off South Shields, Crewe Alexandra and Mansfield Town. As for Man City, they eased to a 3-0 win over EFL Championship side Birmingham City in round three. Pep’s boys are in stunning form, winning each of their last nine league and cup fixtures and losing only once since September. This should be a stroll in the park for the Premier League giants. Take a punt on City to win both halves at 5/6.

23rd Jan 2021

12:15 - Southampton v Arsenal

Arsenal to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Premier League clubs Southampton and Arsenal clash in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup at St Mary’s on Saturday. When these two clubs went head-to-head in league action at the Emirates Stadium last month, there was nothing to split them in a 1-1 draw. This cup tie could be another close encounter between the Saints and the Gunners but neither manager will want extra time in this congested and hectic campaign.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are enjoying a good season in the Premier League, collecting a respectable 29 points from 18 games. In the previous round of the FA Cup, Southampton beat Shrewsbury Town last Tuesday. Holders Arsenal edged past Newcastle United in round three, and we can see Mikel Arteta’s in-form Gunners sneaking past the Saints at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon. The cup holders have an unbelievable record in this competition and with their form much improved of late they should just about have enough here. You can get 3/1 for Arsenal to win by one goal.

22nd Jan 2021

19:45 - Chorley v Wolves

Wolves to Win -2 Goals @ 5/6

The reason for the lack of a full schedule of Championship (and Premier League) fixtures is because the Emirates FA Cup is back this weekend. Things get started with Friday night’s fourth round fixture at Victory Park between National League North side Chorley and Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves, who have been in poor form lately, will be desperate to avoid an FA Cup upset in Lancashire. As the saying goes though, form is temporary and class is permanent and the Premier League club are the overwhelming favourites.

Wanderers have picked up just one league win since November, losing six of their last nine. However, they did beat fellow Premier League side Crystal Palace in the third round of the FA Cup, with an excellent Adama Traore goal giving Nuno’s boys a 1-0 victory at Molineux. Wolves will surely put their league form behind them and secure an easy win in the cup on Friday. We like the look of the away team to win -2 at solid odds of 5/6.

22nd Jan 2021

19:45 - Stoke v Watford

Watford to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

The EFL Championship weekend begins on Friday night when Stoke City welcome Watford to the bet365 Stadium. Michael O’Neill’s troops are in eighth place at present, five points adrift of the play-off places. As for the Hornets, they are three points off the automatic spots in fourth. This promises to be an intriguing Championship fixture at the bet365 and with so many Championship teams not in league action this weekend these two will be desperate to put points on the board.

Stoke have picked up just one win in 11 league and cup games. However, they are a tough nut to crack in the Championship, suffering just two league losses since November but becoming draw specialists. Since taking over from the sacked Vladimir Ivic last month, Xisco Munoz has guided Watford to three wins from four Championship fixtures. Stoke are rarely overwhelmed so we predict a close game with little in it. That said, we fancy the away side to edge this one in the Potteries. Have a punt on Watford to win by one goal at 11/4.

21st Jan 2021

20:00 - Liverpool v Burnley

Liverpool to Win to Nil @ 5/6

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool entertain Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Anfield in the Premier League on Thursday night. The champions will be desperate for all three points having failed to win any of their last four in the league (three draws, one loss) and slipping down the table to fourth. Liverpool have won just half of their 18 Premier League matches thus far, but the Merseyside outfit are the big favourites in this one.

The Reds have been far from at their best in recent months, winning only four of their last 11 league matches as they struggle with injuries at the back and bad form among their front three. Dyche’s Burnley have also struggled of late, with three of their last four league fixtures ending in defeat. Having taken just three points from the last 12 on offer, only a win will do for the hosts this Thursday. The Clarets have failed to score in their past six league defeats and lack firepower. As such, put a few quid on Liverpool to win to nil at 5/6.

20th Jan 2021

20:15 - Fulham v Manchester United

Manchester United to Win to Nil @ 13/8

Premier League leaders Manchester United make the trip to Craven Cottage this Wednesday night to face relegation-threatened Fulham. United are on an incredible unbeaten run in the league, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men head to the capital as the clear favourites to get the win. However, Scott Parker’s Cottagers have not been an easy nut to crack lately.

Before last Saturday’s narrow home loss to rivals Chelsea, Fulham had drawn five Premier League matches in a row. The Red Devils, who held Liverpool to a draw at Anfield last time out, are undefeated in 12 league games, having won nine and drawn three games during this impressive run. The London side, meanwhile, have improved in recent weeks, but Parker’s boys have failed to score in their last three home league fixtures. Based on the clear disparity between the sides, we’ll be putting some money on Man United to win to nil at odds of 13/8.

20th Jan 2021

18:00 - Norwich v Bristol City

Norwich City HT/FT @ 7/5

Daniel Farke’s high-flying Norwich City will be looking for another EFL Championship victory when Dean Holden’s Bristol City visit Carrow Road on Wednesday evening. The Canaries lead the way at the top of the Championship, four points ahead of Swansea and a whopping eight points clear of third placed Bournemouth. Norwich look to be heading for an instant return to the Premier League, but they will need to continue their momentum with victories in games such as this.

Farke’s men have looked the real deal in the second tier up until now, winning 15 of their 24 games thus far. Bristol City have blown hot and cold under new boss Dean Holden, meanwhile. The Robins are in ninth spot in the table at present, four points adrift of the play-off places. Norwich have won seven of their last nine games in the league, and the leaders should see off an unpredictable but often ineffectual Bristol City side on Wednesday. You can get the solid odds of 7/5 for the hosts to be winning at half time and full time, which looks good to us.

20th Jan 2021

18:00 - Manchester City v Aston Villa

Manchester City to Win -1 Goal @ 4/6

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City entertain Dean Smith’s Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium in Premier League action this Wednesday evening. City have won eight matches in a row in all competitions, and they thumped Crystal Palace 4-0 at home in the Premier League last time out. Villa have had an excellent season so far, but Smith’s men are without a win in three league and cup games. They have an extended break since they lost to Liverpool in the FA Cup on 8th January, so will the rest help or hinder the Villans here?

Guardiola’s troops are starting to hit some impressive form, winning seven and drawing two of nine league matches since a 2-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur in November. City’s excellent run has lifted them into second place in the Premier League, just two points behind rivals Manchester United, and they will be drawing some ominous glances from their many rivals for the title this term. The Citizens will be looking for a comfortable home win on Wednesday and we think they will get it. Take a punt on the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 4/6.

19th Jan 2021

20:15 - Leicester v Chelsea

Draw & Over 2.5 Goals @ 9/1

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City and Frank Lampard’s Chelsea meet in a mouth-watering Premier League match at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night. The Foxes are sitting pretty in third spot with 35 points to their name, while the Blues are six points behind in seventh spot. Who will come out on top in this crucial league clash in the East Midlands?

Leicester are having a fine season, with no team in the Premier League having picked up more wins until now (11, the same number achieved by leaders Man United thus far). Chelsea have had a little slump in form of late, but Lampard’s side did get back to winning ways with a vital away victory at west London rivals Fulham last weekend. This could go either way at the King Power, but we can see the Foxes and Blues playing out an entertaining draw. Take a punt on the draw and over 2.5 goals at a chunky price of 9/1.

19th Jan 2021

20:00 - Southampton v Shrewsbury

Southampton to Win Both Halves @ 13/8

The third round Emirates FA Cup fixture between Southampton and Shrewsbury Town will finally take place in midweek. Premier League outfit Saints are the overwhelming favourites to get the win at St Mary’s and book their place in round four. The winners of this one will host holders Arsenal in the next round.

Southampton have had a superb season in the Premier League so far, winning eight of their opening 18 games to sit eighth in the table with 29 points to their name. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have lost just three league games since September. Steve Cotterill’s Shrewsbury Town are currently in 17th position in the EFL League One table, having won just five of their 20 league games so far. Southampton should sail into round four without too many dramas, so back the hosts to win both halves of this one at odds of 13/8.

19th Jan 2021

18:00 - Reading v Coventry

Draw @ 23/10

On Tuesday night in the EFL Championship, Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Mark Robins’ Coventry City go head-to-head at the Madejski Stadium. Both teams should be fresh for this one after having 10 days off from playing. The Royals are the favourites on home turf, but the ever-improving Sky Blues will fancy their chances of returning home with a positive result.

Reading have picked up an impressive 12 wins from their opening 23 Championship matches. The Royals are currently in the play-off places at the halfway stage, four points clear of seventh spot. Coventry made a sluggish start, but last season’s EFL League One champions are starting to settle in the second tier. Robins’ side have lost just two Championship games since early November. We are backing City to leave Berkshire with a draw in midweek at odds of 23/10.

19th Jan 2021

18:00 - Derby v Bournemouth

Bournemouth Win @ 21/20

Derby County and Bournemouth go head-to-head at Pride Park in the EFL Championship on Tuesday evening. The Rams are second from bottom in the Championship table ahead of the midweek fixtures, while the Cherries are sitting pretty in third spot. Wayne Rooney was announced as the permanent manager of Derby last week, and the legendary player stated he would be retiring as a player in the process.

County have had a tough season so far, winning just four of their 23 Championship matches. Last weekend, the Rams were beaten 1-0 at Pride Park by fellow strugglers Rotherham United. Bournemouth also suffered a poor home defeat last time out, as Jason Tindall’s men were beaten 1-0 at the Vitality Stadium by Luton Town. Nevertheless, we fancy the Cherries to bounce back with a vital three points here. The away win is available at the decent odds of 21/20.

19th Jan 2021

18:00 - West Ham v West Brom

West Ham United Win & BTTS @ 5/2

West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion lock horns in Premier League action at the London Stadium on Tuesday night. The Hammers have won three league and cup games in a row and have lost just once in over a month. West Ham are not an easy nut to crack on their own patch and David Moyes’ men are the rightful favourites in this one.

Sam Allardyce has had a tough time at The Hawthorns since taking over as West Brom boss, but the 66 year old picked up his first win last time out. West Brom shocked rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, leaving Molineux with a 3-2 win. Despite the victory, Albion remain second from bottom in the table. We fancy West Ham to get the job done on home soil in midweek. The hosts to win and both teams to score is nicely priced at odds of 5/2.

18th Jan 2021

20:00 - Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal to Win to Nil @ 11/8

After dropping points against Crystal Palace on Thursday, Mikel Arteta’s in-form Arsenal will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United visit the Emirates Stadium on Monday night. These two teams met in the Emirates FA Cup recently, with the Gunners sealing a 2-0 win after extra time.

Despite the disappointing 0-0 draw last time out, Arsenal’s results have improved drastically in recent weeks, with the London side winning three and drawing one of their last four in the Premier League. As for the Magpies, they have lost four and drawn two of their previous six league games. That run includes becoming the first side to lose to Sheffield United this season, so confidence in the Geordie camp is sure to be low. The Gunners have kept clean sheets in each of their last four, and Arteta’s men will back themselves to keep Newcastle at bay in this one. Take a punt on Arsenal to win to nil at solid odds of 11/8.

17th Jan 2021

19:15 - Manchester City v Crystal Palace

Manchester City to Win Both Halves @ 6/5

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be eyeing up an eighth successive league and cup win when they entertain Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Premier League action on Sunday night. Man City have been much more like their usual selves in recent weeks, and the Manchester giants head into this home match as the clear favourites to get the points.

Man City are unbeaten in 14 across all competitions since losing 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium way back on November 21st. What’s more, they have become incredibly difficult to score against and facing a side that really lacks cutting edge, another City clean sheet seems likely. Palace picked up a handy point from a 0-0 at the Emirates Stadium in midweek, but the Eagles have secured just one win in their last eight league and cup games. This should be an easy victory for the home side. Back City to win both halves at 6/5.

17th Jan 2021

16:30 - Liverpool v Manchester United

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

By far the biggest game of the weekend sees the top two slug it out in what may prove a title-race six-pointer come May. Old rivals Liverpool and Manchester United lock horns in a heavyweight Premier League battle at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. United leapfrogged the Reds to the top of the table with a win at Turf Moor in midweek. The Red Devils head to Merseyside in staggering form, especially away from home, but can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men return to Manchester with all three points?

Champions Liverpool have been far from at their best in recent weeks. In fact, since a 7-0 win at Crystal Palace on December 19th, the Merseysiders have taken just two points from a possible nine. Man Utd have won nine and drawn two of their last 11 league matches to fire themselves to the top of the Premier League table. We can see the away team holding Liverpool to a draw at Anfield. Back the draw and both teams to score at chunky looking odds of 7/2.

17th Jan 2021

14:00 - Sheffield United v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 Goal @ 8/5

Sheffield United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Bramall Lane in the Premier League this Sunday. The Blades’ 1-0 home victory over Newcastle United in midweek was their first league win of the season. Coming on the back of a midweek win in the FA Cup it will have done a huge amount to boost morale in South Yorkshire. However, Chris Wilder’s men remain rooted to the foot of the Premier League table. Jose Mourinho’s Spurs will be looking for all three points from this one against a team that has really struggled to score goals this term.

Things are not all bright for Mourinho either though. Tottenham have slipped out of the UEFA Champions League places after just one win from their last six league games. On Wednesday night, Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium by lowly Fulham. Only three points will do for the Lilywhites this Sunday, and the away team should have enough quality to see off the league’s bottom side. Tottenham to win -1 is nicely priced at 8/5.

16th Jan 2021

20:00 - Leicester v Southampton

Draw & Over 3.5 Goals @ 9/1

Two in-form sides lock horns at the King Power Stadium on Saturday night, as Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton meet in the Premier League. The Foxes are flying high in the UEFA Champions League spots, while the Saints are just three points behind in seventh. Will Leicester seal an 11th league win, or can Southampton leave the East Midlands with a positive result?

Leicester, who won 2-1 at Newcastle United in their previous Premier League fixture, have lost just one of their last seven in league action. Southampton secured a memorable 1-0 home victory over Liverpool last time out, so they too will be full of confidence. With both teams in good shape, we can see the duo playing out an entertaining draw at the King Power. The draw and over 3.5 goals is available at massive odds of 9/1.

16th Jan 2021

19:45 - Barnsley v Swansea

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

On Saturday evening in the EFL Championship, Valerien Ismael’s in-form Barnsley and Steve Cooper’s Swansea City lock horns at Oakwell. The Tykes have shown a vast improvement under Ismael, winning 11 of 17 league and cup games. As for the Swans, they are second in the Championship with 43 points to their name. This could be a cracker at Oakwell.

Barnsley have won five of their last seven in the Championship, shooting up to ninth as a result. The Tykes were beaten at Norwich City in their previous league match, though they did return to winning ways in the Emirates FA Cup last weekend. Swansea are also in tip-top shape, winning three and drawing one of their last four in the league. This could go either way, so our money is going on the draw and both teams to score at 7/2.

16th Jan 2021

17:30 - Fulham v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 6/4

West London rivals Fulham and Chelsea square off at Craven Cottage in Premier League action on Saturday evening in one of the many rearranged fixtures that are becoming par for the course in this strange season. Frank Lampard’s Blues could do with maximum points having won just one of their last six in the league. Although the Cottagers’ results have improved lately, Chelsea make the short trip to the Cottage as the odds-on favourites with the bookies, despite having dropped to ninth in the table.

Fulham have been difficult to beat at Craven Cottage over the past month or so. Since a narrow 3-2 loss to Everton, Scott Parker’s men have drawn their following three Premier League home matches. Chelsea have lost each of their last three on the road in the top tier, but Lampard will be demanding a response from his players after their slump in form. Chelsea have won without conceding nine times in the league and cup this term. Back the visitors to win to nil against depleted opponents here at 6/4.

16th Jan 2021

15:00 - West Ham v Burnley

West Ham United to Win 1-0 @ 6/1

David Moyes’ West Ham United welcome Sean Dyche’s Burnley to the London Stadium for a Premier League fixture this Saturday. The Hammers have had an excellent season so far, winning seven of their opening 17 league games to sit inside the top half of the table. The Clarets have improved after a sluggish start, but Dyche’s boys head to the capital having lost two of their last three league matches.

West Ham have been a tough nut to crack on their own patch this season. In fact, since a 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on the opening weekend, only Manchester United have won at the London Stadium. After an impressive win at Everton in their previous league matchup, we fancy the Irons to follow that up with another three points this weekend. You can get the very big price of 6/1 for West Ham to seal a third consecutive 1-0 win.

16th Jan 2021

15:00 - Leeds v Brighton

Leeds United Win & BTTS @ 5/2

Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion clash in a crucial Premier League fixture at Elland Road on Saturday. United are sitting pretty in 12th at present, but they have lost their last two league and cup games. They know that they must pick up points against the supposedly lesser teams if they are to avoid being drawn into the relegation battle. As for the Seagulls, they have picked up just two Premier League wins all season, despite boasting reasonably impressive expected goals and points stats. Who will come out on top in West Yorkshire this weekend?

After going five home league matches without a win, Marcelo Bielsa’s boys have hit back with back-to-back victories over Newcastle United and Burnley at Elland Road. Brighton can be tough to break down when on the road, but Leeds will fancy their chances of securing a third consecutive home Premier League victory on Saturday. They fair best against sides that don’t sit back and Brighton will try and play their football so this could be an entertaining clash. Check out the solid odds of 5/2 for the hosts to win and both teams to score.

16th Jan 2021

12:30 - Middlesbrough v Birmingham

Middlesbrough to Win Both Halves @ 5/1

Middlesbrough and Birmingham City meet at the Riverside Stadium in EFL Championship action on Saturday afternoon. Neil Warnock’s Boro are flying high, while Aitor Karanka’s Blues languish in 19th. Middlesbrough will be looking for a fifth win in six Championship matches, and the home team are the clear favourites in this one.

Boro, who sit seventh at the halfway point, head into this Championship fixture in good form. Since back-to-back losses at Stoke City and Preston North End, Warnock’s men have taken 12 points from the last 15 on offer. In contrast, Birmingham have lost five and drawn one of their last six league matches. We are backing Middlesbrough to secure a comfortable three points on home soil this Saturday. Take a punt on the hosts to win both halves at 5/1.

16th Jan 2021

12:30 - Wolves v West Brom

Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win to Nil @ 13/10

Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion go head-to-head at Molineux in the Premier League this Saturday. Having failed to win any of their last five league games, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will be desperate for a home victory at the weekend. Despite their poor form, Wolves are the big favourites here against their Black Country neighbours.

Sam Allardyce has had a tough time at The Hawthorns since taking over, losing four of five in all competitions, surprisingly their only point coming when they held Liverpool at Anfield. After heavy defeats in the Premier League, West Brom were beaten on penalties by Blackpool in the Emirates FA Cup last weekend. Albion have failed to score in their last three Premier League losses. With that in mind, have a punt on Nuno’s Wolves to win to nil, which is available at the decent price of 13/10.

14th Jan 2021

20:00 - Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Arsenal to Win by One Goal @ 5/2

London sides Arsenal and Crystal Palace go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night in the Premier League. The Gunners have shown a vast improvement in recent weeks, securing successive league wins over Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion. All of a sudden Gunners fans are looking up the table and believing that a push for the European places is far from impossible. Will Mikel Arteta’s men make it four Premier League victories in a row in midweek?

Despite their improvement in results, Arsenal remain in the bottom half of the table. They have had a miserable season so far looking at the bigger picture. They have lost eight of their opening 17 in the league. Palace are a point behind, but a 2-0 win over bottom side Sheffield United in their last league game was the Eagles’ first Premier League victory in six. That will give them a boost coming into this one and they should give the favourites a decent test. That said, with this one taking place at the Emirates, the Gunners should edge it. Back Arsenal to win by one goal (5/2).

13th Jan 2021

20:15 - Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur Win @ 2/5

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Dean Smith’s Aston Villa and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur meet in the Premier League at Villa Park on Wednesday night. The Villans are sitting pretty in eighth spot in the top flight table after 15 games played, having won eight times thus far. Spurs are currently in fourth place with 29 points to their name. Who will come out on top at Villa Park this Wednesday?

Aston Villa have picked up several eye-catching results this season but they have certainly had their problems at home. Before beating Crystal Palace 3-0 on Boxing Day, Villa had taken just one point from a possible 12 on home soil since that memorable 7-2 win over Liverpool. After back-to-back Premier League losses, Tottenham have got back on track with four wins and a draw from their following five league and cup games. The Spurs win here is available at short odds of 2/5 but we think it is still a bet worth placing.

13th Jan 2021

20:15 - Tottenham v Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 Goals @ 9/4

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Scott Parker’s Fulham clash in Premier League action at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday night. After going four league games without a win, Spurs struck back with a vital 3-0 home victory over Leeds United in their previous Premier League encounter. Jose’s boys will be looking for another comfortable home win in midweek and few punters will be backing against them.

Tottenham’s triumph over Leeds has put them back on track after a little slump in form. The north London outfit are currently in fourth spot in the table with 29 points to their name. Fulham have drawn their last four games in the Premier League, with their last league fixture taking place on Boxing Day. Spurs will be eyeing up an easy home win against the Cottagers, who have picked up just two Premier League wins all season. There is good value in Tottenham to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 9/4.

13th Jan 2021

18:00 - Manchester City v Brighton

Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ 5/4

On Wednesday night in the Premier League, in-form Manchester City welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to the Etihad Stadium. Man City would move to within a point of Liverpool if they are able to muster three points from this one. The Citizens have won each of their last six league and cup games and Pep Guardiola’s men will certainly fancy their chances on their own patch in midweek.

Since a disappointing 2-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur in November, City have won five and drawn two of their following seven games in the Premier League. As for Graham Potter’s Seagulls, since a 3-0 win at Newcastle United back in September, they have won just one of 15 league games. Man City should claim a comfortable home victory on Wednesday. We’re confident of a decent margin of victory so we’re backing the hosts to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 5/4.

12th Jan 2021

20:15 - Wolves v Everton

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton go head-to-head at Molineux on Tuesday in a fascinating Premier League fixture. Wolves have been uncharacteristically inconsistent of late, winning just one of their last seven games in the Premier League. Can Nuno’s boys make home advantage count and get back to winning ways in midweek?

Everton have been in good form lately, winning four of their last five matches in the league. However, after successive victories over Chelsea, Leicester City, Arsenal and Sheffield United, Ancelotti’s men fell to a disappointing 1-0 home defeat to David Moyes’ West Ham United on New Year’s Day. The Toffees will want to bounce back on Tuesday, and we can see the Merseyside outfit holding Wolves to a draw. Check out the draw and both teams to score which is available to back at odds of 7/2.

12th Jan 2021

19:45 - Bournemouth v Millwall

Bournemouth to Win to Nil @ 13/8

Bournemouth and Millwall square off in the EFL Championship this Tuesday at the Vitality Stadium. Jason Tindall’s Cherries will leapfrog Swansea City into second place if they manage to get the home win. The Lions have been in dreadful form of late, winning just one Championship game since October. Bournemouth are the clear favourites in this one and we think they’ll win without too many problems.

After dropping out of the Premier League last term, winning promotion back to the top fight is clearly Bournemouth’s main goal this season. The Cherries have had a good first half to their campaign, racking up an impressive 41 points from 22 games. With Millwall in such poor form, Bournemouth should claim an easy home win in midweek. The hosts have kept clean sheets in each of their last five victories so we’ll be backing Bournemouth to win to nil again at odds of 13/8.

12th Jan 2021

18:00 - Sheffield United v Newcastle

Newcastle United Win @ 21/10

Sheffield United and Newcastle United meet at Bramall Lane in Premier League action on Tuesday night. Chris Wilder’s Blades are rooted to the foot of the table, 12 points adrift of safety, and things are getting evermore desperate. As for the Magpies, they currently occupy 15th place in the table with 19 points to their name. After two draws and 15 defeats from their opening 17 games, can Sheffield United finally pick up their first Premier League win of the season in midweek?

Wilder’s men have had an abysmal season until now, taking a mere two points from a possible 51 on offer. The Sheffield club are moving closer and closer to relegation back to the EFL Championship. Although Steve Bruce’s Newcastle have lost three and drawn two of their previous five league matches, we can see the Magpies piling more misery on Sheffield United on Tuesday. The away win is priced at odds of 21/10 which looks worth grabbing.

11th Jan 2021

20:00 - Stockport v West Ham

West Ham United to Win to Nil @ 11/10

Jim Gannon’s Stockport County welcome David Moyes’ West Ham United to Edgeley Park in the Emirates FA Cup on Monday night. Stockport ply their trade in the National League these days, while the Hammers currently occupy tenth place in the Premier League, so it is clearly likely to be a rather one-sided affair. This will be the first meeting between the clubs since Stockport beat West Ham in the League Cup back in December 1996.

These ties have the potential to be tricky ones for the Premier League clubs, but West Ham have had a fine season up until now. The Londoners will fancy their chances of going through and doing so with a handsome scoreline to boot. On New Year’s Day, United won 1-0 at Everton in the Premier League, which was a great result given the Toffees’ fine recent form. You can get the solid odds of 11/10 for West Ham to win to nil at Edgeley Park on Monday night as we can’t see the home side getting on the scoresheet in this one.

10th Jan 2021

19:45 - Newport v Brighton

Newport County Win @ 11/2

On Sunday night at Rodney Parade in South Wales, Newport County and Brighton and Hove Albion lock horns in Emirates FA Cup action. Newport have pulled off some memorable giant-killings in cup competitions in recent times which have given their fans plenty to cheer about. Can the EFL League Two team cause an upset against the Premier League club in the FA Cup this Sunday? It will certainly be a tough ask.

The popular Michael Flynn has done an excellent job at Newport since taking over, and the Welsh side are sitting pretty in second spot in the League Two table at present. Graham Potter’s Brighton have struggled for wins this season, winning just four times across all competitions. The Seagulls are the favourites to get the win and go through, but we like the look of 11/2 for the home side to shock Albion at Rodney Parade in what could be the giant-killing of the round.

10th Jan 2021

17:00 - Marine v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win Both Halves @ 1/4

Jose Mourinho takes his Tottenham Hotspur superstars to Merseyside this Sunday to take on Northern Premier League outfit Marine in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup. With the pair so far apart in the English footballing ladder, this promises to be a fascinating cup tie at Rossett Park. Spurs are priced at just 1/50, while the home win is available at 80/1 with some bookies. But even that that price, few punters will be willing to take a punt on the underdogs.

Tottenham will be desperate to win a trophy this season. The Lilywhites booked their spot in the 2021 EFL Cup final in midweek, while the London team have also reached the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League. Tottenham should have no problems getting past Marine in the FA Cup this weekend if they are able to retain even rudimentary levels of commitment and concentration. This should be a stroll in the park for Spurs, so we opting for the away team to win both halves at odds of 1/4 (which could be a good addition to an FA Cup acca).

10th Jan 2021

13:30 - Crawley v Leeds

Leeds United Win & BTTS @ 15/8

John Yems’ Crawley Town and Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United go head-to-head at Broadfield Stadium in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup this Sunday with the underdogs looking to pull of a massive giant-killing. The Reds are currently in sixth spot in the EFL League Two table, while Leeds are 12th in the Premier League. This will be the first ever meeting between the two clubs but all indication are that United will have enough about them to easily avoid a cup upset in West Sussex.

The Red Devils are having a decent time in League Two this season, picking up 34 points from 22 games. As for Leeds, they have secured several impressive victories in the Premier League, beating the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Newcastle United. This could be a tricky tie for Bielsa’s boys if the home side start with confidence, but Leeds should get the job done with room to spare by the final whistly. Take a punt on the away win and both teams to score at a nice price of 15/8.

10th Jan 2021

13:30 - Chelsea v Morecambe

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 1/2

Chelsea’s 2020-21 Emirates FA Cup campaign kicks off with a home tie this Sunday against Derek Adams’ Morecambe of EFL League Two. Frank Lampard’s men have picked up just one win from their last seven league and cup matches but the Premier League giants are the overwhelming favourites in this one. Will the Londoners ease into round four or could we see a monster of a cup upset in this one?

Chelsea will of course want to get back on track after a poor run of results and this could be the perfect game in which to rebuild a bit of confidence with a big win. Morecambe had a poor season in League Two last term, but the Shrimps sit seventh in the table at the moment. We predict Adams’ side could crash to a heavy FA Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and it could well be a case of damage limitation if the home side get an early goal. Chelsea have won without conceding on eight occasions across all competitions this season. There aren’t many value bets available here, but we’re going to have a punt on the home team to win to nil this weekend at a reasonable price of 1/2.

10th Jan 2021

13:30 - Manchester City v Birmingham

Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ 21/20

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcome Aitor Karanka’s Birmingham City to the Etihad Stadium in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup. Having booked their place in yet another EFL Cup final, Man City will want to follow that up with a comfortable home victory in the FA Cup on Sunday. As you would expect, the Premier League giants are the clear favourites to ease past the EFL Championship outfit, but the visitors are not going to simply roll over for Pep’s team of superstars.

The Citizens head into this cup tie in scintillating form. Since losing at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League back in November, Pep’s boys have won nine and drawn three of their following 12 matches in all competitions. City have certainly got their spark back in recent weeks, securing successive wins over Southampton, Arsenal, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Manchester United. As such, we’re willing to put some money on Man City to win with a -2 goal handicap on Sunday at odds of 21/20.

9th Jan 2021

20:00 - Southampton v Shrewsbury

Southampton to Win -2 Goals @ 11/5

Premier League high-flyers Southampton entertain EFL League One outfit Shrewsbury Town at St Mary’s in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. The Saints will still be buzzing from Monday night’s exceptional and fully deserved 1-0 home league win over champions Liverpool. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men will now be looking for a comfortable victory in the cup.

Southampton have had a very good season in the Premier League so far, winning eight of their opening 17 to sit in sixth place. At the time of writing, only Liverpool have a better home record in England’s top tier. This will be a stern test for Steve Cotterill’s Shrews, who are way down in 17th in League One. We fancy Southampton to secure an easy victory at St Mary’s, so take a punt on the Saints to win -2 at 11/5.

9th Jan 2021

20:00 - Manchester United v Watford

Manchester United to Win Both Halves @ 7/4

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United and Xisco Munoz’s Watford lock horns in the Emirates FA Cup at Old Trafford on Saturday night. The Red Devils are joint top of the Premier League and are in stunning form at present, while the Hornets are currently in the play-off places in the EFL Championship. United have won six of the previous seven meetings between the two and, incredibly, all but two of the last 19!

After eight wins and two draws from 10, Man Utd have shot up the Premier League table. Having played a game fewer, the Red Devils are now level with rivals Liverpool at the top of the league. The Premier League will be the priority for Ole’s boys, but United will want to go far in the FA Cup. The hosts should ease past Watford, a side they just seem to love beating, on Saturday night. There is good value in Man Utd to win both halves at 7/4.

9th Jan 2021

17:30 - Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal to Win -1 Goal @ 13/10

On Saturday evening, Emirates FA Cup holders Arsenal start their trophy defence with a tie against fellow Premier League side Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in a rematch of the 1998 final which the London side won 2-0. The Gunners are beginning to show a big improvement in the league, winning their last three, so will be confident here in a competition they just love. Can Mikel Arteta’s men secure a win in the FA Cup on Saturday?

Arsenal recently went seven league games without a victory, drawing two and losing five, but they have struck back by taking nine points from a possible nine. Newcastle are in patchy form, failing to win since beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on December 12th. Arsenal should make home advantage count and book their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable victory on Saturday. Take a punt on the Londoners to win -1 at solid odds of 13/10.

9th Jan 2021

12:15 - Chorley v Derby

Derby County to Win to Nil @ Evens

National League North side Chorley welcome EFL Championship club Derby County to Victory Park in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday. The Magpies, who were relegated from the National League last term, are the huge underdogs in this one. The Rams have had a tough time in the Championship this season, but have improved of late and they should get the job done in Lancashire at the weekend.

Derby have certainly picked up in recent weeks, but they have lost two of their last three in the league. Nevertheless, they have taken seven points from their last four away matches, beating Millwall (1-0) and Birmingham City (4-0) along the way. We can see Wayne Rooney’s County keeping Chorley at bay in this one. Put your money on Derby to win to nil at evens.

9th Jan 2021

12:00 - Everton v Rotherham

Everton HT/FT @ Evens

Everton and Rotherham United square off at Goodison Park on Saturday in Emirates FA Cup action. As you would expect, the Toffees, who are flying high in the Premier League, are the clear favourites to get the win on home turf. The Millers head to Merseyside as the 7/1 underdogs and it may well prove too much for them against a strong PL outfit. Will Everton cruise into round four?

After the disappointing home defeat to West Ham United on New Year’s Day, Carlo Ancelotti’s men will want to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking. Rotherham are struggling in the EFL Championship at present, and Paul Warne’s have lost seven away games in a row. This should be an eighth and we predict an easy win for the home side. Back Everton to be winning at half time and full time, which is available at the decent price of evens.

8th Jan 2021

19:45 - Wolves v Crystal Palace

Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win to Nil @ 9/4

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers and Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace lock horns in an all-Premier League Emirates FA Cup third round tie at Molineux on Friday. Wolves have had a tough time in the Premier League of late, but can the Midlands outfit get their season going again with a win in the cup on Friday night? The home team are the favourites.

After five games without a win, Palace finally got back to winning ways with a 2-0 home victory over bottom side Sheffield United last Saturday. As for Wolves, Nuno’s troops have picked up only one win from their past seven. Nevertheless, Wanderers beat the Eagles 2-0 at Molineux when the pair met in league action in October. Check out the solid odds of 9/4 for the home team to win to nil again, good value against a club that lacks firepower and depth in their squad.

8th Jan 2021

19:45 - Aston Villa v Liverpool

Aston Villa Win @ 12/5

Premier League sides Aston Villa and Liverpool go head-to-head at Villa Park on Friday night in Emirates FA Cup action. Dean Smith’s Villans are having a fine season, winning eight of their opening 15 league matches. Back in October, Aston Villa stunned the Premier League champions with a 7-2 home league win. Can Villa cause another upset on Friday and get the better of the lacklustre Merseysiders once more?

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have been in patchy form of late, winning just two of their last seven across all competitions. On Monday evening, the Reds were beaten in the league by Southampton. Villa have been the surprise package in the Premier League so far, and we fancy Smith’s men to get the better of the Merseyside outfit once again. Take a punt on Aston Villa to come out on top at the tempting price of 12/5.

6th Jan 2021

19:45 - Manchester United v Manchester City

Manchester United to Win 2-1 @ 11/1

Fierce rivals Manchester United and Manchester City do battle at Old Trafford on Wednesday night for a place in the 2021 Carabao Cup final. With both clubs in excellent form, the midweek semi at the Theatre of Dreams promises to be a massive occasion. United may be the home team, but City, who have won the last three League Cups, are the favourites to make it to Wembley.

Manchester United are going great guns in the Premier League at present, winning eight and drawing two of their last 10 games. As for the Citizens, they have won four league and cup matches in a row. The Red Devils have enjoyed recent success over their neighbours, with Man City winning just one of the previous five encounters. We fancy United to nick this one on home soil and book their spot in the Wembley final. You can get very fair odds of 11/1 for the hosts to win the match by a 2-1 scoreline.

5th Jan 2021

19:45 - Tottenham v Brentford

Tottenham Hotspur Win & BTTS @ 2/1

The first Carabao Cup semi-final of the 2020-21 season will take place on Tuesday night. At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Thomas Frank’s Brentford go up against one another for a place in the Wembley Stadium final. Spurs are the heavy favourites on home soil, but can the EFL Championship Bees cause an upset in north London?

After edging past London rivals Chelsea on penalties, Mourinho’s men booked their spot in the last four with a comfortable 3-1 win over Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium. As for the Bees, after seeing off Wycombe Wanderers, they got the better of Premier League clubs Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Newcastle United. Brentford, who are on an incredible unbeaten run at present, could be tricky opponents, but Tottenham’s Premier League quality and experience should see the home side through. We like the look of the Spurs win and both teams to score in this one at odds of 2/1.

4th Jan 2021

20:00 - Southampton v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Premier League champions Liverpool are in action on Monday night, as Jurgen Klopp takes his Reds to St Mary’s to face Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton. After back-to-back draws, Liverpool will be hoping to return to winning ways in this one. The Merseysiders remain top of the table as things stand, though rivals Manchester United are now level on points and looking like the primary challengers.

Southampton have had a solid season so far and have won seven of their opening 16 matches. However, the Saints have failed to win any of their last four games since easing past bottom side Sheffield United in mid-December, drawing three and losing one. Hasenhuttl’s troops can be a tough nut to crack on their own patch, but we fancy Liverpool to edge a tight affair at St Mary’s on Monday night. Take a punt on the away team to win by a one goal margin at odds of 11/4.

3rd Jan 2021

16:30 - Chelsea v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 15/4

English heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City lock horns in a mouth-watering Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. After three defeats in five games, Frank Lampard’s men will be hoping to kick off 2021 with a positive result. However, Pep Guardiola’s City head to the capital in fine form, unbeaten in the league since 21st November.

Chelsea made a solid start to the current campaign, though Lampard’s boys have hit a rough patch of form of late. The Londoners have taken just four points from the last 15 on offer. Man City have won three league and cup games in a row and have kept clean sheets in each of their last six Premier League victories. We can see the Manchester giants edging this one in west London. Put a few quid on City to win to nil at a fair price of 15/4.

3rd Jan 2021

14:15 - Newcastle v Leicester

Leicester City Win @ 8/13

Brendan Rodgers’ in-form Leicester City make the trip to St James’ Park to take on Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon. The Magpies held champions Liverpool to a goalless draw on Wednesday but United have not won in five league and cup fixtures. Will the Foxes leave Newcastle with all three points on Sunday and keep their title challenge alive?

Since back-to-back wins over Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion, United have taken just two points from their following four matches. Leicester, who have drawn their last two, have won six of their last 11 games in the league. After drawing with Manchester United and Crystal Palace, City will be looking for all three points at St James’. So far, Leicester have won seven of their 11 away games across all competitions. We think Leicester will have too much for Newcastle to contain so we’re backing the visitors to come out on top at a price of 8/13.

3rd Jan 2021

12:00 - Burnley v Fulham

Burnley to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Sean Dyche’s Burnley and Scott Parker’s Fulham square off in a crucial Premier League fixture at Turf Moor this Sunday. At the time of writing, the Clarets are in 16th place with just 16 points to their name, while the Cottagers are in 18th on 11 points; this match truly is a relegation six-pointer. Fulham are unbeaten in four games (all draws), but Burnley are the favourites to get the victory.

It has been a tough season for Burnley, although Dyche’s men are beginning to get things right. The Lancashire team are undefeated in their last four games at Turf Moor, winning three and drawing one. Fulham have been hard to beat lately, but Burnley will fancy their chances of making home advantage count in this one. All their league wins have been by a single goal and you can get odds of 11/4 for the home team to win by one goal again on Sunday.

2nd Jan 2021

20:00 - West Brom v Arsenal

Arsenal to Win to Nil @ 15/8

On Saturday night at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal lock horns in a Premier League fixture that both sides will feel they should win. Sam Allardyce’s Baggies will be hoping to restore some pride after a humiliating 5-0 home loss to Leeds United last time out. As for the visitors, they will be gunning for a third straight victory. Arsenal are the clear favourites in this one despite some very hit and miss performances this term.

Despite picking up an excellent 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Anfield, West Brom have suffered two heavy home defeats under Allardyce. Before the 5-0 loss to Leeds, Big Sam’s first game ended in a 3-0 reversal to Aston Villa. Arsenal have turned a corner after back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion. We fancy Mikel Arteta’s men to keep a clean sheet and take home all three points this weekend. You can get the away side to win to nil at odds of 15/8.

2nd Jan 2021

19:45 - Stoke City v Bournemouth

Draw @ 12/5

Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City and Jason Tindall’s Bournemouth do battle at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday night in EFL Championship action. The Potters are unbeaten in five games, although four of those have ended all square. As for the Cherries, they have taken just one point from their last two games, losing 2-1 at fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford on Wednesday night. Who will prevail at the Potteries this weekend?

Stoke have been a tough team to beat in recent months. In fact, since a 3-2 loss to leaders Norwich City in November, only Cardiff City have beaten them in the Championship. Bournemouth will still be hurting from Wednesday’s narrow defeat at the Brentford Community Stadium, but we can see Tindall’s troops dropping more points on Saturday. The draw looks a good bet in this one at odds of 12/5.

2nd Jan 2021

17:30 - Brighton v Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers Win & BTTS @ 11/2

After losing four of their last six in the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers will be desperate to get back to winning ways. This Saturday, Nuno Espirito Santo takes his side to the Amex Stadium to play Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion. The Seagulls hover just above the drop zone, while Wolves occupy 12th place in the table at present.

Brighton have had a tough season so far, winning just two of their opening 16 Premier League games. Wolves’ campaign has also yet to really take off, with the West Midlands outfit losing more games than they have won. Still, Wanderers will be eyeing up all three points from this one after a poor run of results. We like the look of the away win and both teams to score here, which is available at a decent price of 11/2.

2nd Jan 2021

15:00 - Crystal Palace v Sheffield United

Crystal Palace to Win -1 Goal @ 13/5

The Premier League’s bottom club Sheffield United make the trip to Selhurst Park to play Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. Tuesday’s narrow loss at Burnley was the Blades’ 14th defeat in 16 league matches this term. Having taken just two points from a possible 48, United look nailed on for a return to the EFL Championship, but can they somehow begin an unlikely escape in 2021?

Crystal Palace have had a mixed bag of results so far this term, winning five, drawing four and losing seven of their games thus far. Since winning 5-1 at West Bromwich Albion on 6th December, the Eagles have drawn three and lost two of their subsequent five matches. Nevertheless, the London side should ease past the league’s bottom team on Saturday. Three of Palace’s five league wins have been by more than one goal and we’ll be backing the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 13/5.

2nd Jan 2021

12:30 - Tottenham v Leeds

Draw @ 16/5

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Leeds United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Premier League action on Saturday afternoon as both sides look to start the New Year with a positive result. These two famous English clubs have not met in the top flight since January 2004 and it promises to be quite a match. After recent results, Spurs have slipped out of the top four, while United are sitting pretty in 11th position in the table as things stand.

Tottenham made a stunning start to their Premier League campaign, but Jose Mourinho’s men have failed to win any of their last four games having gone off the boil somewhat. Since beating rivals Arsenal a month back, the Lilywhites have taken just two points from a possible 12. Leeds have had a fine first season back in the Premier League up until now and they’ll be looking to kick on in the coming weeks. Last time out, Marcelo Bielsa’s boys thumped West Bromwich Albion 5-0 at The Hawthorns and they looked good value for it. We fancy in-form Leeds to hold Tottenham to a draw in this one, an outcome that can be backed at odds of 16/5.

1st Jan 2021

20:00 - Manchester United v Aston Villa

Manchester United HT/FT @ 7/4

In-form Manchester United take on Aston Villa at Old Trafford in the Premier League on New Year’s Day. United’s last-gasp win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out lifted them up to second place in the table. Villa are also in good form, with Dean Smith’s men racking up an impressive 26 points from their 14 matches so far this season. Can the Villans cause an upset in Manchester or will United continue their fine run of results?

Since a 1-0 home loss to Arsenal, Man United have hit back in style, going on to win seven and draw two of their following nine matches in the Premier League. Aston Villa head to Old Trafford having won three and drawn two of their past five games, but the Red Devils should be too strong for their opponents on Friday. Check out the solid odds of 7/4 for United to be winning at half time and full time in this one.

1st Jan 2021

17:30 - Sheffield Wednesday v Derby

Derby County to Win to Nil @ 11/4

On Friday night at Hillsborough, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County go head-to-head in a big EFL Championship match between two sides who are currently at the wrong end of the table. The Owls are in 22nd place at present, three points behind Derby County, who have moved up to 20th after some positive recent results. Both teams picked up vital victories last time out, but who will come out on top in Sheffield on New Year’s Day?

Wednesday are looking for a new manager again after the sacking of Tony Pulis, while Wayne Rooney is doing a fine job as interim boss of Derby. On Tuesday evening, goals from Krystian Bielik, Graeme Shinnie, Colin Kazim-Richards and Jason Knight gave the Rams a resounding 4-0 win against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium. You can get the solid odds of 11/4 for County to win to nil again on Friday.

1st Jan 2021

17:30 - Everton v West Ham

Everton Win @ 10/11

Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton are back in action on New Year’s Day, as the Toffees welcome David Moyes’ West Ham United to Goodison Park in the Premier League. The Merseysiders are in fine fettle at present, winning each of their last four in the league. Their last game (against Man City) was postponed, so they should be well-rested ahead of this one. Can Everton make it five in a row with three points against the Hammers on Friday?

Since a shock 1-0 home loss to Leeds United in November, Ancelotti’s men have hit back well by taking 13 points from a possible 15 on offer. As a result, Everton have fired themselves back towards the top of the division and might even be considered early title contenders. West Ham have had a fine season so far, but the London side have failed to win in four games (three draws, one defeat). Unfortunately for Moyes’ men, we think it will be the home side celebrating at the final whistle. Our money is going on the Everton win here at a decent price of 10/11.

30th Dec 2020

20:00 - Swansea City v Reading

Swansea City to Win to Nil @ 11/5

Steve Cooper keeps on improving his superb Swansea City side. The Swans’ 2-0 victory at Queens Park Rangers on Boxing Day lifted them into second place in the EFL Championship, just four points behind leaders Norwich City. On Wednesday night, Swansea will be looking for their 12th Championship win of the season when they entertain Veljko Paunovic’s Reading at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea have been in good form of late, winning four of their last six. They are particularly strong at the Liberty, winning six and drawing two of eight since a shock 2-1 home loss to Huddersfield Town in October. Reading are currently in sixth, but the Royals have had a mixed bag of results this season. We fancy the Swans to seal another three points on Wednesday. Back Cooper’s boys to win to nil for an 11th time this term at odds of 11/5.

30th Dec 2020

20:00 - Newcastle United v Liverpool

Liverpool Win & BTTS @ 13/8

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will be looking to end a memorable 2020 on a high when they take on Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Wednesday night. The Reds have an excellent recent record in this fixture, winning the last five. The Premier League champions are odds-on to secure another league victory over the Magpies on Wednesday night.

Liverpool will still be gutted after letting two points slip at home to West Bromwich Albion last Sunday. Nevertheless, they remain top of the league table as we quickly approach the halfway point of the 2020-21 season. Klopp’s boys beat Newcastle 3-1 both home and away last season, and we fancy a similar scoreline in this one. You can get the decent price of 13/8 for the away team to win and both teams to score.

30th Dec 2020

18:00 - Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win Both Halves @ 3/1

Match postponed.

London duo Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham go head-to-head in the Premier League at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening. After no wins in four games in the league, Spurs will be desperate for all three points from this one. However, the Cottagers will be no pushovers, as last season’s EFL Championship play-off winners have drawn their last four games and are very tough to beat at present.

After a 2-0 win over Manchester City on 21st November, Tottenham were sitting pretty at the top of the table and in high spirits. However, they have gone on to win just one of their following six matches in the Premier League. Since beating rivals Arsenal, Spurs have taken two points from a possible 12, which has come as a massive disappointment to Jose Mourinho and Spurs fans alike. Fulham are unbeaten in four but we are confident Spurs will get back to winning ways with relative ease on Wednesday. We like the look of the home team to win both halves at a decent price of 3/1.

29th Dec 2020

20:00 - Stoke City v Nottingham Forest

Stoke City to Win -1 @ 15/4

Stoke City and Nottingham Forest lock horns in EFL Championship action at the bet365 Stadium on Tuesday night. The Potters are sitting pretty in seventh place as we approach the midway point of the campaign, while Forest are languishing down in 20th position in the table. As expected, Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City are the clear favourites to take all three points from this Championship clash.

Stoke are flying high, but the Potters have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions. On Boxing Day, O’Neill’s boys were held to a 0-0 draw by Coventry City at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium. As for Nottingham Forest, they have won just once since early November. We fancy Stoke to get back to winning ways with a comfortable three points on their own patch this Tuesday. As such, we’ll be putting some money on the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at 15/4.

29th Dec 2020

20:00 - Manchester United v Wolves

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 13/5

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers meet in a tasty-looking Premier League fixture at Old Trafford on Tuesday. The Red Devils are one of the form teams in the Premier League at present, while Wolves are capable of beating anyone on their day. Who will come out on top at the Theatre of Dreams in midweek?

Boxing Day’s 2-2 draw at Leicester City extended Man United’s unbeaten run in the Premier League to eight matches. Since a 1-0 home loss to Arsenal, United have won six and drawn two games and they have put themselves in a strong position to challenge for the title. After three defeats in four, Wolves held high flying Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw at Molineux on Sunday. However, we fancy the hosts to nick this one. Take a punt on the Man United win and both teams to score at very fair odds of 13/5.

29th Dec 2020

18:00 - West Brom v Leeds United

Leeds United to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

After leaving Liverpool with a point at the weekend, West Bromwich Albion will be pulling out all the stop to get themselves a Premier League win when they take on Leeds United at The Hawthorns on Tuesday. These two sides were promoted together from the EFL Championship last season but Leeds have performed better than the Baggies thus far. This could go either way, but Marcelo Bielsa’s boys are the favourites to get the three points.

West Brom, who are now managed by the experienced Sam Allardyce, have found it tough going so far, winning just one of their opening 15 Premier League matches. In contrast, Leeds have already picked up six league victories. After the weekend’s win over Burnley, we fancy United to secure another narrow victory on Tuesday. Take a punt on the away team to win by one goal, which is nicely priced at odds of 3/1.

29th Dec 2020

18:00 - Burnley v Sheffield United

Draw @ 21/10

Bottom club Sheffield United make the trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley in Premier League action on Tuesday evening with both sides getting increasingly desperate to put a decent run of results together. The Blades have failed to win any of their opening 15 league matches, losing 13 and drawing two. As for the Clarets, they hover just above the drop zone with 13 points to their name. This is a vital Premier League fixture in Lancashire but which side will prevail?

Burnley’s four-game unbeaten run came to an end last weekend. Despite a brave effort at Elland Road, Sean Dyche’s side fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Leeds United. Sheffield United also lost 1-0 last time out, with a Gylfi Sigurdsson goal giving in-form Everton all three points at Bramall Lane. Both teams will be desperate for maximum points from this one, but our money is going on the draw at odds of 21/10.

29th Dec 2020

18:00 - Brighton v Arsenal

Arsenal Win @ 5/4

Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion welcome Arsenal to the Amex Stadium on Tuesday evening with both sides having struggled this season. The Seagulls have picked up just two Premier League victories all season, while the Gunners’ triumph over Chelsea last time out was their first league win since 1st November. The London side head to East Sussex as the bookies’ favourites but can they live up to that billing?

Since slipping to back-to-back defeats at the beginning of December, Albion have drawn their last three matches in the league. Last weekend, Potter’s side let the lead slip twice to draw 2-2 with West Ham United at the London Stadium. Arsenal secured a much-needed home win over London rivals Chelsea on Boxing Day, which was their first home league success in six, and that is sure to have boosted the confidence in the camp. Can Mikel Arteta’s men follow that up with a vital away victory on Tuesday? Arsenal are available at the decent price of 5/4 to leave with all three points and that looks a good option to us.

30th Dec 2020

17:30 - Brentford v Bournemouth

Brentford to Win 1-0 @ 7/1

Thomas Frank’s Brentford and Jason Tindall’s Bournemouth go head-to-head in a mouth-watering EFL Championship fixture at the Brentford Community Stadium on Wednesday evening. These two teams will no doubt be there of thereabouts in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League come the end of the season, with both sides sitting on 38 points ahead of this crucial Championship clash.

Brentford beat Cardiff City 3-2 in South Wales on Boxing Day, which was their third league win in a row. The three points in the Welsh capital extended their incredible unbeaten run in the Championship to 14 (seven wins, seven draws). Bournemouth are unbeaten in five, but we fancy the Bees to edge a close encounter on their own patch. Check out the 1-0 home win at the tempting price of 7/1.

28th Dec 2020

20:00 - Everton v Manchester City

Draw @ 15/4

Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City meet at Goodison Park on Monday night in the Premier League in what some would describe as a clash between two title contenders. As you would expect, the Citizens are the clear favourites in this one, with the bookies pricing the away win at just 9/20. However, the Toffees are a team in fine fettle, winning each of their last four in the Premier League. In fact it is Everton who are putting up a better challenge for the title as things stand… though it is still early days in the context of the whole season.

After victories over Chelsea, Leicester City and Arsenal, Everton battled to a 1-0 win at Sheffield United on Saturday night, which was their fifth win in seven games in the league. Man City also won on Boxing Day, easing to a 2-0 home victory over Newcastle United. This is a tough one to call between two in-form teams, so we are backing the draw at the tempting odds of 15/4.

28th Dec 2020

17:30 - Chelsea v Aston Villa

Chelsea Win & BTTS @ 2/1

Frank Lampard will be looking for a response from his players when they welcome Aston Villa to Stamford Bridge in Premier League action on Monday. After last weekend’s poor defeat to London rivals Arsenal, will the Blues return to winning ways on their own patch? In-form Villa will not be an easy nut to crack for Lampard’s men, but we fancy the Blues should just about have the edge.

Chelsea made a strong start to their Premier League season, but the London team head into this one having lost three of their last four matches in the top flight. Aston Villa, who have been the surprise package so far this term, chalked up yet another impressive win last time out, beating Crystal Palace 3-0 on Boxing Day. The Villans will play their part at the Bridge, but Chelsea’s qualities should shine through. Put some money on the home side to win and both teams to score at odds of 2/1.

28th Dec 2020

15:00 - Crystal Palace v Leicester City

Leicester City to Win -1 @ 5/2

On Monday afternoon, Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City lock horns in an intriguing Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park. After losing twice and conceding 10 goals in their last two games, the Eagles will be desperate to avoid a third successive defeat. However, the in-form Foxes are the favourites to get the win in south London as they continue challenging the main players towards the top of the table.

Crystal Palace have found things tough going of late, and have won just one of their last seven games. After a 7-0 home loss to Liverpool, the Londoners were easily beaten at Aston Villa last time out. Leicester drew in the league for the first time this season last weekend, coming from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Manchester United. We fancy Leicester to get back to winning ways on Monday though and we’ll be taking a punt on the away side to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 5/2.

27th Dec 2020

19:15 - Wolves v Tottenham

Draw @ 11/5

The final Premier League fixture of the round sees Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur clash at Molineux on Sunday night. Wolves find themselves in 11th spot at present, picking up 20 points from 14 games. As for Spurs, they have slipped down to fifth after back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Leicester City.

Wanderers have made a steady start, winning six, losing six and drawing two so far. However, Nuno’s men have lost three of their past four, losing 2-1 to Burnley at Turf Moor last time out. Tottenham have had a disastrous week, being beaten 2-1 at Anfield before a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Leicester. Mourinho’s troops are now six points behind leaders Liverpool. These two are well matched and given both like to sit back, we can see Wolves and Spurs playing out a draw (11/5) at Molineux on Sunday night.

27th Dec 2020

16:30 - Liverpool v West Brom

Liverpool to Win Both Halves @ 10/11

Premier League leaders Liverpool welcome West Bromwich Albion to Anfield on Sunday. The Reds, who won 7-0 at Selhurst Park in their last outing, have won all seven of their league matches at Anfield this term and are virtually unstoppable on home soil. West Brom have the second worst away record in England’s top flight, drawing two and losing five of seven. This should be a stroll in the park for the champions.

Liverpool have not put a foot wrong at home, winning seven out of seven in the league at Anfield, scoring 20 goals to boot. Sam Allardyce got off to a losing start last weekend, with the Baggies crashing to a poor 3-0 home reverse to Midlands rivals Aston Villa, where they managed just a single shot in the whole match. Liverpool should cruise to victory on home soil this Sunday. Take a punt on the Reds to win both halves (10/11).

27th Dec 2020

14:15 - West Ham v Brighton

West Ham United HT/FT @ 3/1

David Moyes’ West Ham United and Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion go head-to-head at the London Stadium in a Premier League fixture this Sunday. After Monday’s disappointing 3-0 defeat at rivals Chelsea, the Hammers will be hoping to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking. So far, West Ham have won six of their opening 14 matches and will be reasonably happy, sitting 10th in the table at the time of asking.

Moyes’ men have been in fine fettle of late, winning four of their last seven in the Premier League. The Londoners have lost just once at home since September, while Brighton have won only once in league action since a 3-0 victory at Newcastle United on September 20th. In truth, West Ham should be too strong for the Seagulls at the London stadium. Put some money on the hosts to be winning at half time and full time at the juicy price of 3/1.

27th Dec 2020

12:00 - Leeds v Burnley

0-0 Draw @ 14/1

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and Sean Dyche’s Burnley meet at Elland Road in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon. After last weekend’s humiliating loss at Old Trafford, United will want to get back to winning ways on home soil. However, the Clarets are starting to find form, winning two and drawing two of their last four.

Leeds have had a mixed bag of results since returning to the Premier League. However, after three defeats in four, United could certainly do with all three points at Elland Road on Sunday. As we mentioned, Burnley have shown a big improvement in recent weeks, and we fancy Dyche’s boys to leave Yorkshire with a point. Three of the Clarets’ four league draws have ended goalless, whilst Leeds are sure to tighten up after their 6-2 mauling last time out. With that in mind, take a punt on the 0-0 draw in this one at the massive odds of 14/1, great value given Leeds tend to mix up very high scoring games with very low ones.

26th Dec 2020

20:00 - Sheffield United v Everton

Everton to Win -1 @ 2/1

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United are in desperate need of a victory. The rock-bottom Blades head into the Boxing Day match with Everton having failed to win any of their opening 14 games. They are in danger of setting some very unwanted top flight records if they do not improve soon. However, they did pick up their second point of the season with a battling draw at Brighton & Hove Albion last time out. Can Sheffield United cause an upset on their own patch this Saturday?

Wilder’s troops, who finished above Everton in ninth last term, have made an abysmal start to this season. The Blades have taken a mere two points from an available 42. United are already eight points adrift of safety as we quickly approach the halfway point. The Toffees began this season with seven straight wins in all competitions before a poor spell followed. However, Everton’s results have picked up of late, with the Blues winning each of their last three in the Premier League. Have a punt on Carlo Ancelotti’s men to win -1 on Saturday at nice odds of 2/1.

26th Dec 2020

20:00 - Manchester City v Newcastle United

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 8/11

In the evening on Boxing Day, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcome Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United to the Etihad Stadium for a Premier League fixture. Man City have had a disappointing season so far, but the Citizens are the overwhelming favourites to see off the Magpies on Saturday. Will the home team secure an easy victory?

Despite their iffy start, Man City go into this one having lost just once in the Premier League since September. Since the November defeat at Tottenham Hotspur, the Manchester giants have struck back with three wins and two draws from five. Those three victories have all come with clean sheets, and we fancy Pep’s boys to win without conceding against Newcastle on Boxing Day. You can get 8/11 for the home side to win to nil.

26th Dec 2020

19:45 - Watford v Norwich City

Norwich City Win & BTTS @ 5/1

The standout matchup in the EFL Championship on Boxing Day sees promotion rivals Watford and Norwich City lock horns at Vicarage Road in the evening. The Canaries lead the way in the second tier, five points clear of Bournemouth, who sit second. All three relegated clubs have started well, but Norwich have been the best team in the division up until now.

Watford slipped down to fifth after last weekend’s results. Vladimir Ivic’s team crashed to a disappointing 2-0 loss at Huddersfield Town, which was their first away defeat since October. Daniel Farke’s Norwich have won five out of five since losing at Luton Town earlier in the month. We can see the in-form Canaries edging a thriller at Vicarage Road on Saturday. Back the away win and both teams to score at 5/1.

26th Dec 2020

17:30 - Arsenal v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 12/5

We have a mouth-watering London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea to look forward to on Boxing Day. The Gunners have not won a Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium since beating Sheffield United 2-1 back on October 4th. As for the Blues, they have lost their last two away from home in the league but secured a good win last time out. Both teams will be desperate for the points in this one but they have enjoyed very different starts to this strange campaign.

Arsenal have had a dreadful season so far, collecting a mere 14 points from 14 games. The Gunners have picked up just four wins and suffered eight defeats, languishing in 15th place as a result. In contrast, Frank Lampard’s men are up in fifth. They bounced back from recent defeats with an easy 3-0 home win over London rivals West Ham United on Monday, with Tammy Abraham helping himself to a brace. Back the Blues to win to nil (12/5) again on Saturday against a really poor attacking unit.

26th Dec 2020

15:00 - Fulham v Southampton

Fulham Win @ 21/10

Fulham and Southampton meet in an intriguing Premier League fixture at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon. Scott Parker’s Cottagers are starting to find their feet in the top tier, drawing each of their last three to slowly but surely climb the table. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s boys were beaten by Manchester City last time out, but the Saints are riding high in sixth and impressing whenever they play. This could go either way at the Cottage and another tight game is predicted.

Fulham head into this Boxing Day clash having lost just one of their last five in the Premier League. In recent weeks, they have won at Leicester City, and drawn with the likes of Liverpool, Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United. Southampton have made a stunning start, but we fancy Fulham to continue their good form by securing a massive three points at home this Saturday. The home win is available at 21/10 and that is solid value.

26th Dec 2020

12:30 - Leicester City v Manchester United

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Two in-form teams clash in Premier League action at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day, as Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City entertain Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United. After a stunning 2-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, the Foxes fired themselves into second place, a great position for them to be in at Christmas, even if we have played fewer games than in a normal campaign. United are just a point and a position behind in third, so this is a genuine top of the table clash and it promises to be a Christmas cracker in the East Midlands.

Leicester are in good form, winning four of their last five league and cup fixtures. United are also in fine fettle, with Ole’s boys taking an impressive 19 points from the last 21 on offer, although they did exit the Champions League. This one could go either way at the King Power Stadium, so our money is going on the score draw. The draw and both teams to score is priced at 10/3 and that is a big price between two well-matched, counter-attacking sides.

23rd Dec 2020

20:00 - Everton v Manchester United

Manchester United to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Arguably, the standout EFL Cup quarter-final of the week takes place at Goodison Park, as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton entertain Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United. The Toffees are back in form, winning each of their last three games in the Premier League to move back into the UEFA Champions League places. As for United, they are above Everton on goal difference. Which way will this fascinating cup fixture go on Wednesday?

Everton cruised past Salford City and Fleetwood Town in opening rounds before thumping fellow Premier League side West Ham United 4-1 in the previous round. United have beaten both Luton Town and Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 away from home to reach the last eight. This all-Premier League cup affair could go either way, but we fancy in-form Man United to nick it. Back the visitors to win by one goal at odds of 3/1.

23rd Dec 2020

17:30 - Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur HT/FT @ 13/10

Jose Mourinho takes his Tottenham Hotspur troops to the bet365 Stadium in midweek to face Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City in the last eight of the Carabao Cup. After back-to-back defeats in the Premier League, Spurs will be desperate to bounce back with a win in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night. The home side will make it as tough as possible, but Tottenham are the clear favourites to progress to the semis.

Stoke are sitting pretty in seventh spot in the EFL Championship at present, having won nine of their opening 20 matches. Spurs have slipped away from the top of the Premier League table after two damaging defeats in the last week. Nevertheless, the north London side have an excellent recent record over the Potters, and Mourinho’s men should ease past the Championship opponents on Wednesday. There is good value in Spurs to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 13/10.

22nd Dec 2020

20:00 - Arsenal v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win -1 @ 7/5

Arsenal and Manchester City square off in an all-Premier League EFL Cup quarter-final at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. The Gunners can forget about their Premier League woes and try and book their place in the last four of the cup. However, they are coming up against a Man City side who have won five of the last seven League Cup finals.

Arsenal have been dreadful in the league this term, but Mikel Arteta’s men have shone in the cup competitions. So far, the London side have won all nine of their cup matches this term, including six out of six in the UEFA Europa League. Still, City will back themselves to get the job done against the sorry Gunners at the Emirates on Tuesday. Check out the odds of 7/5 for the away side to win with a -1 goal handicap on Tuesday.

22nd Dec 2020

17:30 - Brentford v Newcastle United

Brentford Win @ 13/10

EFL Championship side Brentford welcome Premier League outfit Newcastle United to the Brentford Community Stadium this Tuesday for their EFL Cup quarter-final. The Bees are on an incredible unbeaten run at present and have won six and drawn seven of their last 13 league and cup matches. The Championship team are the favourites in this one but the top flight side are clearly going to be up for this one so it’s not an easy match to call.

After edging past Wycombe Wanderers in round one, Brentford have beaten three Premier League sides to reach the last eight of the competition. Before easing to victory over rivals Fulham in the previous round, Thomas Frank’s men saw off Southampton and West Bromwich Albion. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle may be a league higher, but the Bees will fancy their chances on home turf. We are backing the Londoners to stretch their unbeaten run by seeing off United on Tuesday night. Have a punt on the hosts to prevail at a decent price of 13/10.

21st Dec 2020

20:00 - Chelsea v West Ham

Draw & BTTS @ 5/1

The final Premier League game before Christmas Day is a cracking London derby between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. After back-to-back league defeats for the first time in almost a year, Frank Lampard’s Blues will be desperate to get back to winning ways. However, the Hammers head to the Bridge having won four of their previous six.

It is never a dull affair when Chelsea and West Ham meet, and we are expecting more fireworks between the London rivals on Monday. The Irons have surprised many with their superb start to the season, and David Moyes’ men will fancy their chances of returning to the London Stadium with a point. Check out the tempting price of 5/1 for the draw and both teams to score in this one.

21st Dec 2020

17:30 - Burnley v Wolves

1-1 Draw @ 11/2

On Monday night, Sean Dyche’s Burnley and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers do battle at Turf Moor in the Premier League. The Clarets made a woeful start to the current campaign, but Dyche’s boys are beginning to find their feet and have lost just one of their last six matches. Wolves, meanwhile, have had a mixed bag of results in recent weeks, winning two and losing two of their last four games.

After disappointing back-to-back defeats to Liverpool and Aston Villa, Wanderers bounced back with an impressive 2-1 win over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Molineux last time out. Burnley held Aston Villa to a 0-0 draw at Villa Park on Thursday, which was their third stalemate in six Premier League matches. We fancy these two will play out a draw at Turf Moor on Monday and we’ll be putting a few quid on the 1-1 draw at a decent price of 11/2.

20th Dec 2020

19:15 - West Brom v Aston Villa

Aston Villa to Win to Nil @ 13/5

West Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa do battle at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Sunday night. Despite an excellent point at Manchester City last time out, the Baggies parted company with Slaven Bilic and replaced him with journeyman Sam Allardyce. With Big Sam have an immediate positive effect at his latest club? Villa, who are 12 points above Albion, are the favourites in this one, but it’s not an easy one to call.

West Brom have found Premier League life tough going so far and have picked up just one league win, drawing four and losing eight of their other 12 games. In contrast, Aston Villa have already won six times in the Premier League this term, seeing off the likes of Liverpool, Leicester City, Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers along the way. Five of their six league wins have come with clean sheets and despite the arrival of Allardyce, we’re backing the visitors to win to nil at odds of 13/5.

20th Dec 2020

16:30 - Manchester United v Leeds

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 15/8

Two famous English clubs finally meet in the Premier League once again this Sunday, as Manchester United welcome Leeds United to Old Trafford. The Red Devils have responded well after a slow start, winning five and drawing one of their past six matches in the league. Leeds had a big win over Newcastle United last time out, but this will be a tough test for Marcelo Bielsa’s boys.

Man United’s 3-2 win at Sheffield United in midweek lifted them up to sixth place in the table. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been faultless on the road, winning six out of six, but the Manchester giants have picked up just one home league win so far. Leeds have already won three times on the road, but the hosts are due a home win. There is good value in the Man United win and both teams to score at odds of 15/8.

20th Dec 2020

14:15 - Celtic v Hearts

Celtic to Win -1 Goal @ 8/11

Neil Lennon’s Celtic and Robbie Neilson’s Hearts go head-to-head at Hampden Park on Sunday in the 2020 Scottish FA Cup final. This tournament, which started way back in August 2019, will finally reach its climax after several months of delays. The Hoops have been in patchy form of late, but the Scottish Premiership champions are the red-hot favourites to get the win and add another Scottish Cup to their trophy cabinet.

Hearts ply their trade in the Scottish Championship these days after suffering relegation from the top tier last term. The Jambos have made an excellent start to their season, but the Bhoys should come out on top in this one if they play to their potential, which they haven’t done all that often this season! Having said that, Lennon’s troops have won by more than one goal on nine occasions across all competitions this term. As such, we’re happy to put some money on Celtic to win this final with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 8/11.

20th Dec 2020

14:15 - Tottenham v Leicester

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 Goal @ 5/2

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City lock horns in a mouth-watering Premier League fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The pair suffered disappointing defeats in midweek, so both teams will be hoping to bounce back with a positive result in this one. These two are separated by just one point in the Premier League table as things stand with Spurs in second place and Leicester in fourth.

Both of Tottenham’s league defeats this season have come against Merseyside opposition. Before Wednesday’s reverse at Anfield, Spurs had not lost in the Premier League since an opening weekend home defeat to Everton. The Foxes are flying high, but Rodgers’ boys have had a mixed bag of results this term. City have won eight league games, but they have also suffered five defeats. On balance we think Spurs have the greater overall quality and we like the look of Tottenham to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 5/2.

20th Dec 2020

12:00 - Brighton v Sheffield United

Brighton & Hove Albion Win @ 7/10

Sunday’s first game in the Premier League sees Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion and Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United square off at the Amex Stadium in the early afternoon in what could already be described as a relegation six-pointer. The Seagulls are in 16th place in the table at present, having collected 11 points from their 13 league games to date. As for the Blades, they are rock bottom with just one point to their name and a goal difference of minus 17. Brighton will be relatively confident of securing the home win here, but nothing is assured in the top flight.

Despite a brave showing, Thursday’s 3-2 home loss to Manchester United was Sheffield United’s 12th defeat in 13 Premier League games this season. Wilder’s side are already nine points adrift of safety as things stand and it doesn’t look like they’re going to get out of trouble any time soon. Unfortunately, we can see the league’s bottom side crashing to another damaging defeat at the weekend. Brighton are the clear favourites, and you can get very fair odds of 7/10 for the home win.

19th Dec 2020

20:00 - Newcastle v Fulham

Fulham Win & Under 2.5 Goals @ 4/1

Newcastle United and Fulham clash in an intriguing Premier League fixture this Saturday night at St James’ Park. After their humiliating 5-2 loss at Elland Road in midweek, will the Magpies strike back with three points on home turf at the weekend? Newcastle are the slight favourites with the bookies, but this one really could go either way.

Fulham are starting to grow into this Premier League season and have taken five points from the last 12 on offer. Before Wednesday’s 0-0 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion, Scott Parker’s men held Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage last weekend. Fulham do not win many away from home, but we fancy the Whites to leave Tyneside with a massive three points. Check out the superb price of 4/1 for the Fulham win and under 2.5 goals to be scored in the match.

19th Dec 2020

17:30 - Everton v Arsenal

Everton Win @ 5/4

Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal lock horns at Goodison Park in a big Premier League fixture on Saturday evening. The Toffees have found some form again and have won three of their last five games. As a result, Ancelotti’s troops have moved back up to fifth place in the table, just five points away from leaders Liverpool. As for the Gunners, they languish in 15th place after 13 games having amassed just 14 points thus far.

Everton have got back on track after impressive back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Leicester City. Arsenal stopped a run of three successive league defeats in midweek, but they dropped points at home once again, drawing 1-1 with in-form Southampton at the Emirates Stadium. The London side will be desperate for a win, but our money is going on Everton in this one. The hosts are available at odds of 5/4 to come out on top.

19th Dec 2020

15:00 - Southampton v Manchester City

Draw @ 7/2

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton entertain Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at St Mary’s on Saturday in a fascinating Premier League fixture. 13 games have now gone and the Saints find themselves four points above Man City in the Premier League table. Despite that, the Citizens head to the coast as the odds-on favourites to return to Manchester with maximum points.

Southampton have been in stunning form of late, winning seven of their past 11 matches in the league. In contrast, Man City have struggled to get going this term. City have won just two of their last six games in the Premier League, and the Manchester giants were held to a 1-1 home draw by lowly West Bromwich Albion last time out. We are backing the Saints to seal a point on home turf this Saturday afternoon at odds of 7/2.

19th Dec 2020

12:30 - Norwich v Cardiff

Norwich City Win & BTTS @ 3/1

EFL Championship leaders Norwich City welcome in-form Cardiff City to Carrow Road on Saturday afternoon. The Canaries, who are three points clear at the top, are the strong favourites with the bookies, but can the Bluebirds cause the home team problems? Norwich will be gunning for a fifth consecutive Championship victory in this one and they have the momentum and quality to achieve that aim.

Daniel Farke’s boys have been in stunning form of late, winning 11 of their past 15 league games. Cardiff have also found some form, with Neil Harris’s troops winning five of their previous six. However, this will be a stern test for the team from South Wales. We fancy Cardiff to score at Carrow Road, but Norwich should get the job done on home turf. You can get the home win and both teams to score at the tempting price of 3/1.

19th Dec 2020

12:30 - Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win -1 Goal @ 13/10

Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League table with a last-gasp win over title rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening. The Reds have been poor on the road this term by their high standards, but Jurgen Klopp’s men will want to follow up the huge midweek win with three points at Selhurst Park on Saturday. Crystal Palace are an unpredictable outfit, but the visitors are the red-hot favourites to get the win.

Liverpool have not won away from home in the Premier League since beating Chelsea 2-0 at Stamford Bridge back in September. However, they have only lost once on the road in league action this term. Palace have won one and drawn two of their last three, but Liverpool should leave London with a comfortable victory on Saturday. Have a punt on the away team to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 13/10.

18th Dec 2020

20:00 - Preston v Bristol City

Bristol City to Win by One Goal @ 7/2

The weekend’s EFL Championship fixtures get underway on Friday night, as Alex Neil’s Preston North End welcome Dean Holden’s Bristol City to Deepdale. Since taking seven points from three games, North End have fallen into something of a slump and lost their last two matches. As for the Robins, they have lost four of their previous six games. Friday’s clash in Lancashire could go either way but we fancy the visitors could just about edge things.

Preston have one of the best away records in the Championship, but their form at home has been atrocious. Neil’s side have lost six of their opening nine league games at Deepdale, winning just twice. Bristol City head to Lancashire in patchy form, but the Robins have won five of nine away matches in the Championship. Though this should be a close match, we can see the away team nicking a narrow victory at Deepdale on Friday based on their decent away form. As such we’ll be backing City to win by a one goal margin at decent odds of 7/2.

17th Dec 2020

20:00 - Sheffield Utd v Manchester Utd

Manchester United HT/FT @ 5/4

Sheffield United entertain Manchester United at Bramall Lane in the Premier League on Thursday night. Chris Wilder has done a remarkable job at the Sheffield club since arriving, but the Blades have had a miserable season so far, collecting just one point from 12 games. Sheffield United could crash to a 12th Premier League defeat of the season on Thursday.

Man United are starting to improve in the league and have taken 13 points from the last 15 on offer. The Red Devils have been exceptional away from home this term, winning five out of five on their travels. In truth, the Manchester giants should cruise to all three points at Bramall Lane on Thursday night. Have a punt on the away team to be winning at half time and full time at the solid price of 5/4.

17th Dec 2020

18:00 - Aston Villa v Burnley

Aston Villa to Win to Nil @ 2/1

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Villa Park on Thursday in the Premier League as both sides look to build on victories they achieved last time out. Villa have picked up several eye-catching wins this season, seeing off Liverpool, Leicester City and Arsenal so far. The Villans have won six of their opening 10 Premier League matches, and the hosts are the favourites to prevail in this one.

Villa got back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats to Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United, sealing an excellent 1-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers last Saturday. Burnley won 1-0 at Arsenal last time out, which was just their second league victory of the season, but this will be a tough one for the Clarets from Lancashire. Aston Villa’s last three wins have come with shutouts. You can get the home win to nil here at odds of 2/1.

16th Dec 2020

20:00 - Reading v Norwich

Norwich City to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Daniel Farke’s Norwich City lock horns in a huge EFL Championship fixture on Wednesday night. League leaders Norwich head to the Madejski Stadium as the 5/4 favourites. The Canaries have the best away record in the league at the moment after winning six of their nine games and having taken an impressive 19 points on the road. Will City win on their travels again in midweek or will Reading stunt their progress?

Reading have improved in recent weeks, winning three of their past five games. The Royals are currently in fifth spot, four points behind Norwich. Since a 3-1 loss at Luton Town, Farke’s boys have won their following three games, each by a 2-1 scoreline. We can see the leaders securing a narrow victory at the Madejski in midweek. You can get the tempting price of 3/1 for Norwich to win by one goal, which looks good to us.

16th Dec 2020

20:00 - Liverpool v Tottenham

Liverpool Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ 10/3

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur square off in a blockbuster Premier League fixture at Anfield on Wednesday night. Both teams have racked up 25 points from 12 league games thus far, with Spurs leading the way on goal difference. Who will start the weekend at the top of the Premier League table?

Tottenham have made a superb start to their season under Mourinho, but this is without doubt their toughest assignment yet. Liverpool are incredibly hard to topple on their own patch. Even though Klopp’s boys have not been at their best this season, the Reds are odds-on to win this one. This promises to be an entertaining game between the league’s two best teams at present, and we like the look of the Liverpool win and over 3.5 goals to be scored at a fair price of 10/3.

16th Dec 2020

19:00 - Cardiff v Birmingham

Cardiff City to Win -1 Goal @ 13/5

After losing the South Wales derby to rivals Swansea City last weekend, Neil Harris’s Cardiff City will want to hit back with all three points at the first time of asking on Wednesday night. The Bluebirds welcome Aitor Karanka’s Birmingham City to the Cardiff City Stadium in EFL Championship action. Will the Welsh side get the win, or can the Blues return to England with a positive result?

Before last weekend’s disappointing home defeat to the Swans, Cardiff had won four in a row in the Championship, beating Luton Town, Huddersfield Town, Watford and Stoke City. Birmingham had won two away games on the spin before last Saturday’s narrow home loss to the Hornets. We fancy the home team to seal a comfortable victory here and we’ll be backing Cardiff to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 13/5.

16th Dec 2020

18:00 - Leicester v Everton

Leicester City to Win to Nil @ 10/3

Leicester City will be looking for another victory when they entertain Everton at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League in midweek. No side in England’s top tier have won more games than Brendan Rodgers’ men, with the Foxes sitting pretty in third place as a result. Everton will be buoyed after last weekend’s narrow win over Chelsea, but this will be a tough test for Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees.

Leicester have picked up eight Premier League victories so far. Ahead of this midweek fixture list, Rodgers’ boys are just one point off top spot. Since going four games without a win, City have hit back with three consecutive league and cup victories, easing to a 3-0 home win over Brighton and Hove Albion last time out. We’re confident the home side will continue their fine form and we’ll be putting a few quid on Leicester to win to nil on Wednesday at odds of 10/3.

16th Dec 2020

18:00 - Leeds v Newcastle

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United go head-to-head in an intriguing Premier League fixture at Elland Road this Wednesday night. The Whites have been very competitive on their Premier League return up until now, but Bielsa’s boys have picked up just one win at Elland Road this season.

Leeds sit in 14th spot in the table at present having taken 14 points from 12 Premier League fixtures. So far, United have won four, drawn two and lost six of their games. Newcastle are currently three points above in 12th position. After seeing off Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion in their last two games, the Magpies will be looking for a third straight Premier League victory on Wednesday. However, we fancy this to end all square at Elland Road. Check out the draw and both teams to score at odds of 15/4.

16th Dec 2020

18:00 - Arsenal v Southampton

Southampton Win @ 21/10

After suffering yet another Premier League defeat last weekend, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will be desperate for all three points on Wednesday. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s in-form Southampton visit the Emirates Stadium in midweek Premier League action. Incredibly, the Gunners find themselves down in 15th position in the table, while the Saints are 10 points above them in fourth spot. It’s not going to be an easy night for either side, but who will prevail in the capital?

Since securing a famous win at Old Trafford in early November, Arsenal have taken just one point from a possible 15. After a 0-0 draw at Leeds United, the London side have lost successive league matches to Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley. In contrast, Southampton have won seven of their past 10 matches in the Premier League. We can see Hasenhuttl’s men piling even more misery on Arteta and co this Wednesday. The away win is priced at odds of 21/10 and that looks a decent value option to us.

16th Dec 2020

17:30 - Derby v Swansea

Swansea City Win @ 13/10

Derby County welcome Swansea City to Pride Park this Wednesday for an EFL Championship fixture that both sides want to win, but for very different reasons. After going five games unbeaten, the Rams have moved off the foot of the table but they are still very much in the relegation quagmire. As for the Swans, their 2-0 win over South Wales rivals Cardiff City last time out lifted them up to third place in the table, four points adrift of leaders Norwich City. Swansea are the obvious favourites in this one, and we can’t envisage an upset occurring.

Derby have won one and drawn four of their last five games in the Championship. County have certainly improved under Wayne Rooney, who has taken temporary charge of the team since Phillip Cocu’s sacking. However, Derby have picked up just two Championship wins all season. Swansea won at Cardiff last weekend, and Steve Cooper’s men are a solid side on the road. Backing the Swans to win this one at odds of 13/10 should pay dividends.

15th Dec 2020

20:00 - Watford v Brentford

Draw & Over 3.5 Goals @ 11/1

The standout game in the EFL Championship in midweek sees Vladimir Ivic’s Watford and Thomas Frank’s Brentford go head-to-head at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night. The Hornets are flying high in third place in the table at present with 33 points, with the Bees just two points behind them in sixth spot. The midweek showdown in Hertfordshire promises to be a Championship cracker that is not to be missed.

After a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Cardiff City, Watford have hit back with wins over Rotherham United and Birmingham City. Brentford’s impressive 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground last time out stretched their unbeaten run to 11 league games. This could go either way, but we fancy the pair to play out an entertaining draw at Vicarage Road. Check out the draw and over 3.5 goals, which is nicely priced at odds of 11/1.

15th Dec 2020

20:00 - Manchester City v West Brom

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 8/13

Manchester City take on West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Tuesday night. City are unbeaten in six league and cup games since losing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in league action last month. As for Slaven Bilic’s Baggies, they head to Manchester having lost five of their last six games in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola’s men have been excellent at the Etihad since that shock 5-2 reverse to Leicester City back in September. Man City have won six and drawn one of their past seven matches on their own patch in all competitions. The Citizens have kept clean sheets in each of their last four home wins, and the hosts should cruise to all three points on Tuesday. We’ll be backing Man City to win to nil at a fair price of 8/13.

15th Dec 2020

19:45 - Bournemouth v Wycombe

Bournemouth HT/FT @ 5/6

Two teams at different ends of the EFL Championship table go head-to-head at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday, as Jason Tindall’s Bournemouth entertain Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers. The Cherries sit second behind Norwich City with 34 points to their name, while the Chairboys are down in 23rd place on just 11 points so far. Will Bournemouth pick up a comfortable home win in midweek or is a shock on the cards?

Tindall has made a great start to life as head coach at the Vitality, guiding Bournemouth to nine wins from their opening 18 Championship matches. Since a shock 3-2 home loss to Preston North End, Bournemouth have taken seven points from a possible nine, scoring nine goals in the process and shipping none. The home team should cruise past struggling Wycombe this Tuesday so it might be a matter of not if, but by how many. Put some money on Bournemouth to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 5/6.

15th Dec 2020

18:00 - Wolves v Chelsea

Chelsea Win @ 4/6

On Tuesday night in the Premier League, Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers and Frank Lampard’s Chelsea meet in a tasty fixture at Molineux. Wolves have slipped down to 13th after back-to-back defeats, while the Blues were beaten in the league for the first time since September last Saturday. Both teams will be desperate for all three points in midweek after slipping to narrow defeats at the weekend, but which side will bounce back?

Wanderers have been in poor form of late, picking up just four points from the last 15 on offer. Last time out, Nuno’s boys were beaten 1-0 at home by West Midlands rivals Aston Villa. Before last weekend’s 1-0 loss at Goodison Park, Chelsea had gone nine Premier League matches without defeat, winning five and drawing four. After showing fine form all season, we think the defeat at Everton was just a blip. As such we fancy the London side to return to winning ways at Molineux on Tuesday. The away victory is available at odds of 4/6, which is just about good enough to tempt us.

15th Dec 2020

17:30 - QPR v Stoke

Stoke City Win & BTTS @ 9/2

Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City clash in EFL Championship action at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Tuesday evening. After a woeful run of four defeats and a draw from their last five games, Rangers have dropped down to 19th place in the table, just five points above the relegation zone. Will the Potters pile more misery on the London side or can QPR find some form?

Since a 3-2 home win over Rotherham United on 24th November, QPR have taken just one point from five games. In fact, that victory over the Millers remains their only success in eight Championship matches. Stoke have made a steady start, and Michael O’Neill’s troops will be looking for a seventh away win of the season (in all competitions) on Tuesday. The away victory and both teams to score is priced at odds of 9/2, which looks worth a punt.

13th Dec 2020

19:15 - Leicester v Brighton

Leicester City to Win -1 Goal @ 5/2

On Sunday night in the Premier League, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City welcome Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion to the King Power Stadium. The Foxes are flying high in fourth at present, winning seven of their opening 11 games. As for the Seagulls, they find themselves down in 16th place on just 10 points. The hosts are the clear favourites in this one and against a team that continue to struggle to put their chances away we fancy the Foxes to register an easy enough win.

Apart from a couple of iffy results here and there, Leicester have been in superb form of late. City have won eight of their last 12 league and cup games. In contrast, Brighton’s recent win at Aston Villa remains their only league triumph since a 3-0 victory at Newcastle United on matchday two. Leicester should ease to three points on home turf this Sunday. Back the hosts to win -1 (5/2).

13th Dec 2020

19:15 - Arsenal v Burnley

Draw @ 21/4

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal welcome Sean Dyche’s Burnley to the Emirates Stadium in Premier League action this Sunday night. It is still early days, but this is a vital fixture for both clubs, with both a long way short of where they want to be. The Gunners have lost six of their last nine league games, while the Clarets have picked up just one Premier League win all season.

Arsenal have been faultless in Europe, but Arteta’s troops have taken just one point from a possible 12 in the league since winning 1-0 at Old Trafford on November 1st. Burnley are in the relegation zone having taken a mere six points thus far. However, before a heavy 5-0 loss at the Etihad Stadium, the Lancashire side drew 0-0 on the road with West Bromwich Albion and Brighton & Hove Albion. Last time out they also got a good draw against Everton and so we fancy the away team to nick a point (21/4) in London.

13th Dec 2020

16:30 - Fulham v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win to Nil @ 7/5

Premier League champions Liverpool make the trip to Craven Cottage this Sunday to face Fulham. The Cottagers have taken seven points so far, winning just two of their opening 11 league fixtures and another instant Premier League relegation is staring them in the face already. As for the Reds, they are level on points with leaders Tottenham Hotspur. Jurgen Klopp’s boys will be looking for an eighth Premier League victory of the season this Sunday and despite their injuries they continue to grind out the results.

Fulham picked up a sensational win at Leicester City recently, which was their first away league victory of the season. However, at Craven Cottage, Scott Parker’s boys have lost four of their opening five. Liverpool have won four and drawn three of seven in the league since that heavy defeat at Villa Park two months back. Their last two wins have come with clean sheets, and against a side that really lack firepower, we like the look of Liverpool to win to nil on Sunday at solid odds of 7/5.

13th Dec 2020

14:15 - Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur Win & BTTS @ 11/4

Two London sides clash at Selhurst Park in the Premier League this Saturday, as Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace entertain Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have made a fine start to their season, winning seven, drawing three and losing one to sit top of the table on 24 points. Will the Lilywhites stay at the summit with a win at Palace and could this finally be the year they land the biggest prize of all?

After back-to-back defeats to Burnley and Newcastle United, the Eagles secured a much-needed victory at West Bromwich Albion last time out. Crystal Palace ran riot, leaving The Hawthorns with an emphatic 5-1 win. We fancy Hodgson’s boys to get on the scoresheet on home soil this Sunday, but our money is going on the Tottenham victory. Check out the solid price of 11/4 for the Spurs win and both teams to score.

13th Dec 2020

12:00 - Southampton v Sheffield United

Southampton HT/FT @ 7/4

The first Premier League game on an action-packed Sunday sees Southampton and Sheffield United square off at St Mary’s. The Saints are riding high in fifth with 20 points to their name, while the Blades are rock bottom. Sheffield United are the only side in the division yet to win a game this season, taking just one point from a possible 33 and if they do not produce some results soon they are in danger of being curt adrift at the bottom.

In major contrast, Southampton have made an excellent start to their season. The Saints have lost just one of their last nine Premier League matches, picking up six wins along the way. After letting a 2-0 lead slip to lose 3-2 at home to Manchester United, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s boys struck back with a solid 2-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion last Monday. The home team should ease past sorry Sheffield United this weekend. Back the hosts to be winning at half time and full time (7/4).

12th Dec 2020

20:00 - Everton v Chelsea

Chelsea Win & BTTS @ 11/5

Everton and Chelsea meet at Goodson Park this weekend in a fascinating fixture in the Premier League. The Toffees could do with the points having lost four of their last six games. However, Frank Lampard’s Blues are in scintillating form at present and are unbeaten in 14 league and cup games. Will the London side return to the capital with all three points or can the Toffees stave off their opponents?

Carlo Ancelotti’s men started extremely well this season, picking up seven wins from their opening seven matches in all competitions. Unfortunately, they have won just one game since that fine run. Chelsea have taken 13 points from the last 15 on offer, meanwhile, and are sitting just two points away from top spot. We fancy the visitors to edge an entertaining match at Goodison on Saturday night. Take a punt on the Chelsea win and both teams to score, which is generously priced at odds of 11/5.

12th Dec 2020

17:30 - Manchester Utd v Manchester City

Manchester United to Win by One Goal @ 9/2

The standout Premier League fixture of the round sees rivals Manchester United and Manchester City battle it out at Old Trafford on Saturday evening. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League in midweek, although the Red Devils have won four games on the bounce in the league. As for City, they have won four and drawn one of five league and cup matches since a 2-0 Premier League loss against current top flight leaders Tottenham Hotspur last month.

When these two sides last met, Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay got the goals in a (rather surprising) 2-0 United victory at Old Trafford back in March. In fact, the rivals locked horns four times last term, with the Red Devils picking up three wins. City have a good recent record over United, but we fancy Ole’s boys to nick this one on home soil. You can get Man United to win by a one goal margin at odds of 9/2.

12th Dec 2020

15:00 - Newcastle v West Brom

Newcastle United to Win -1 Goal @ 3/1

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United welcome Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion to St James’ Park this Saturday for a Premier League fixture between two sides who are in danger of facing a long relegation battle in the coming weeks and months, especially the Baggies. The Magpies picked up an impressive 2-0 win at Crystal Palace in their last game, with Callum Wilson and Joelinton netting late goals in south London. Can United make it back-to-back league wins for the first time this season or will the visitors manage to post only their second win of the campaign?

Newcastle have made a steady start to their campaign, while West Brom have struggled in the top flight since winning promotion from the EFL Championship. After back-to-back draws in October, Albion have lost four of their following five matches. Their one and only Premier League victory came against bottom side Sheffield United last month. Newcastle should see off West Brom at St James’ Park on Saturday as the visitors are low on both confidence and ideas at the moment. As such we’re happy to back the home team to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 3/1.

12th Dec 2020

12:30 - Cardiff v Swansea

Draw @ 23/10

Neil Harris’s Cardiff City and Steve Cooper’s Swansea City meet in a mouth-watering South Wales derby at the Cardiff City Stadium in EFL Championship action on Saturday afternoon. The Bluebirds have hit a purple patch of form at just the right time, winning each of their last four games. The Swans, who sit in fourth place in the table as things stand, have lost only one of their previous five matches. This promises to be a cracking derby in the Welsh capital but which side will have the energy and desire to take the three points?

Cardiff made a sluggish start to their season, but Harris’s boys have certainly turned a corner of late. In the last week, City have won away at Watford and Stoke City. Swansea bounced back well from defeat at Middlesbrough, beating Luton Town and drawing with fellow high flyers Bournemouth. With both teams in fine fettle, we fancy the rivals to cancel each other out in Cardiff. Though either side could well nick it on the day, we are backing the draw at odds of 23/10.

12th Dec 2020

12:30 - Wolves v Aston Villa

Wolves to Win to Nil @ 11/4

West Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa square off in this mid-table clash in the Premier League at Molineux on Saturday. After last weekend’s heavy loss at Anfield, Wolves will be looking to hit back with a home victory on Saturday. Villa made an excellent start to their season, but Dean Smith’s men make the short trip to Molineux having lost four of their last five. Both sides are in need of the three points to get back on track, but who will prevail?

Wolves have been solid on their own patch of late. Since a 3-1 loss to Manchester City at the start of the season, Wanderers have gone four games unbeaten at home, winning two and drawing two. The home victories over Fulham and Crystal Palace came with clean sheets, and we can see Nuno Espirito Santo’s boys shutting Aston Villa out in this one. Put some money on Wolves to win to nil at odds 11/4 as Villa fail to muster the necessary breakthrough to find a goal.

11th Dec 2020

20:00 - Leeds v West Ham

West Ham United Win @ 9/4

This weekend’s Premier League action gets underway with a cracking fixture at Elland Road on Friday night, as Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United entertain David Moyes’ West Ham United. Leeds will be looking for their first home win since beating Fulham 4-3 back in September. As for the Hammers, they have won two of their last four on the road and are riding high in the table, up in eighth, six places, though only three points, above Leeds.

Bielsa’s boys have made a steady start to life in the Premier League, winning four, drawing two and losing five so far. However, the Yorkshire side have lost three of their past five games and have found goals a lot more difficult to come by of late. Last weekend’s 3-1 home loss to Manchester United was West Ham’s first defeat in four. The Irons have been hard to beat this term and had won the previous three, keeping two clean sheets to boot. We fancy the London side to edge this one at Elland Road and the away win is nicely priced at 9/4.

10th Dec 2020

20:00 - Celtic v Lille

Lille to Win 3-0 @ 20/1

Neil Lennon’s Celtic end their miserable UEFA Europa League campaign with a home game against Christophe Galtier’s Lille on Thursday night. The Hoops have drawn one and lost four, while the French team are through having taken 11 points from a possible 15. The Bhoys could crash to another heavy European defeat at Celtic Park.

Celtic have had a dreadful time domestically and things have not been any better in Europe this season. In this competition they have shipped a staggering 17 goals in five games. The Glasgow side’s one and only point came in the reverse game in Lille, but we can see Galtier’s side being far too strong for Lennon’s troops this Thursday. Lille have won by three goals on two occasions in Group H, beating Sparta Prague 4-1 and AC Milan 3-0 (both away from home). The 3-0 away win here is available at the eye-opening odds of 20/1 and with the hosts floundering that is worth a small investment.

10th Dec 2020

20:00 - Leicester v AEK Athens

Leicester City to Win -2 Goals @ 9/4

Despite taking just one point from their last two UEFA Europa League group games, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City are safely through to the last 32. The Foxes will be hoping to return to winning ways in Europe when they welcome AEK Athens to the King Power Stadium on Thursday. The Premier League outfit are the clear favourites to get the points.

Leicester stormed their way to top spot in Group G by winning their opening three matches. They have taken their foot off the gas in the last two, but three points on Thursday will be enough to win the group. Athens have had a pretty forgettable campaign, losing four of their five fixtures. We can see Leicester securing an easy home victory in midweek. Put some money on the hosts to win -2 (9/4).

10th Dec 2020

20:00 - Tottenham v Antwerp

Tottenham Hotspur to Win to Nil @ 6/4

Tottenham Hotspur and Antwerp meet in London on Thursday in a straight shootout for first place in UEFA Europa League Group J. The Belgian side lead the way on 12 points, with Spurs two points behind. Therefore, only three points will do for Jose Mourinho’s men. Tottenham lost the reverse game, but the Premier League leaders are the clear favourites in this one and given their current form they should get the job done.

Spurs were held to a 3-3 draw by LASK in a thrilling game in Linz last week, which was enough to see the Lilywhites through to the last 32. Tottenham have not quite been at their blistering best in the Europa League, but they have reached the knockouts with one group game to spare and, of course, sit atop the Premier League too. Jose’s boys will be out for revenge after their 1-0 loss in Antwerp in October and this time, we fancy Spurs to win to nil (6/4).

10th Dec 2020

17:55 - Lech Poznan v Rangers

Rangers Win @ 8/13

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have had an astounding 2020-21 season to this point and if anything seem to be getting better! Can the Scottish Premiership leaders chalk up another win when they take on Lech Poznan in Poland in the UEFA Europa League this Thursday? The in-form Gers are already through to the Round of 32 after taking an impressive 11 points from five games. Rangers are the odds-on favourites in this one.

If the Glasgow giants match (or better) Benfica’s result on Thursday, Gerrard’s men will win Group D. Rangers have been in stunning form so far this season, picking up 21 wins and drawing four of their 25 league and cup matches. The Light Blues edged the meeting at Ibrox in October, with Alfredo Morelos scoring the only goal of the game. We fancy the visitors to leave Poznan with all three points on Thursday. The Rangers win is available at 8/13.

10th Dec 2020

17:55 - Dundalk v Arsenal

Arsenal to Win -2 Goals @ 21/20

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal will be looking to keep up their 100% winning record in UEFA Europa League Group B. The Gunners make the trip to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin this Thursday to take on Filippo Giovagnoli’s Dundalk. Arsenal have taken 15 points from a possible 15, while the Republic of Ireland outfit have lost all five of their group games and so it is impossible to see anything other than an away win.

Arsenal’s form in the Premier League has been poor, but Arteta’s troops have been excellent in Europe this term. Not only have they taken maximum points in Group B, the London side have also scored a staggering 16 goals. In the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium a couple of months back, goals from Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe gave Arsenal a comfortable 3-0 win. Take a punt on the away team to win -2 in Dublin at solid looking odds of 21/20.

9th Dec 2020

20:00 - Manchester City v Marseille

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 5/4

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcome Andre Villas-Boas’ Marseille to the Etihad Stadium in UEFA Champions League group action. Man City are already through to the Round of 16, but the Premier League giants will want to end Group C with another three points on Wednesday. As you would expect, City are the clear favourites with the bookies but Marseille will be battling to earn a spot in the Europa League so do have something still to play for.

Pep’s boys have dominated Group C, winning four and drawing one of five. Along the way, Man City have scored 10 times and conceded just once. In the reverse match in Marseille back in October, goals from Ferran Torres, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling gave City a comfortable 3-0 away win. We fancy more of the same in this one, so take a punt on the hosts to win to nil again at 5/4, a result which will leave the French side bottom of the pile.

9th Dec 2020

19:45 - Norwich City v Nottingham Forest

Norwich City to Win -1 Goal @ 15/8

EFL Championship leaders Norwich City entertain struggling Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road on Wednesday. After a disappointing 3-1 loss at Luton Town, the Canaries hit back at the weekend with a 2-1 home win over Sheffield Wednesday. Forest’s 2-0 reverse at Reading was their fourth defeat in five Championship games.

Norwich are top of the table ahead of this round of fixtures. Daniel Farke’s men have won nine, drawn four and lost three of their opening 16 games, scoring 21 and shipping 15 in the process. City have been solid at Carrow Road so far, collecting 15 points. In contrast, only Coventry City have picked up fewer away points than Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest. Norwich should cruise to victory in this one so back the hosts to win -1 at odds of 15/8.

9th Dec 2020

19:45 - Bristol City v Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers are two EFL Championship clubs with Premier League aspirations. The Robins and Rovers go head-to-head at Ashton Gate in an intriguing Championship fixture this Wednesday night. City are eighth in the table on 27 points, with Blackburn a place and two points behind. Who will come out on top in this key Championship clash?

Dean Holden has made a good start, guiding Bristol City to eight wins from their opening 16 league matches. As for Blackburn, they have recovered well after a slump in form, winning four and drawing three of their previous seven. Before last weekend’s draw at Brentford, Rovers had won three on the spin, with two of those ending 2-1. Back free scoring Blackburn to win by one goal on Wednesday at 3/1.

9th Dec 2020

19:00 - Preston v Middlesbrough

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

On Wednesday night in the EFL Championship, Alex Neil’s Preston North End take on Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough at Deepdale. Preston have impressed on the road this season, but the Lilywhites have lost six of their opening eight home league matches, taking just four points from a possible 24. Will Boro leave Lancashire in midweek with all three points in the bag?

Warnock’s Middlesbrough were hard to beat at the start of the season, but they head to Deepdale having lost three of their last five league games. However, only Millwall and Birmingham City have drawn more games than Boro in this season’s Championship, and we can see these two playing out a draw at Deepdale on Wednesday. Check out the solid odds of 7/2 for the draw and both teams to score, with 1-1 also worth a small bet.

9th Dec 2020

17:55 - Midtjylland v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win 2-0 @ 10/1

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are in the last 16 of this season’s UEFA Champions League, taking 12 points from a possible 15 in Group D. The Reds have already won the group, but Klopp’s boys will be looking for another victory when they take on Midtjylland at the MCH Arena on Wednesday. The Danish side have picked up just one point from five group games.

Apart from a minor setback against Atalanta, Liverpool have looked very solid in Champions League Group D. The Premier League champions have picked up two 1-0 wins over Ajax, beat Atalanta 5-0 on the road, and won the reverse game against Midtjylland at Anfield by two goals to nil. It remains to be seen what sort of XI the Reds will field but no matter what, Klopp’s boys should ease past the Danes once again on Wednesday. A repeat 2-0 Liverpool win is available at the huge price of 10/1 and is worth a pop.

8th Dec 2020

20:00 - Chelsea v Krasnodar

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 6/5

With Chelsea already safely through to the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, Frank Lampard’s men can basically relax and enjoy Tuesday night’s home fixture against Russian side Krasnodar. However, the Blues will want to maintain their unbeaten record in Group E and they will be keen to win the group with 16 points from a possible 18. As expected, Chelsea are the overwhelming favourites in this one and few will be betting against them.

The Premier League outfit have been excellent in the Champions League this term, winning four games in a row since a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge with Sevilla on Matchday One. Last week, Olivier Giroud scored all four goals in a comprehensive 4-0 victory in Seville. The Blues have kept four clean sheets in Group E, and Lampard’s men should stop Krasnodar from scoring at the Bridge. As such we’ll be backing Chelsea to win to nil at a decent enough price of 6/5.

8th Dec 2020

20:00 - RB Leipzig v Manchester Utd

Draw & BTTS @ 3/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his Manchester United troops to Germany this Tuesday to face Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena in a vital UEFA Champions League Group H game. United, Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain are all on nine points going into the final fixture. However, having thumped the Red Bulls 5-0 at Old Trafford, a draw would put the Premier League side through to the next round.

Man United have more than played their part in Group H, but the Red Devils have lost two of their last three games. Last week, Ole’s boys were beaten 3-1 at home by PSG. Paris should ease past Istanbul Basaksehir in their game, but who will join the French giants in the last 16? As we mentioned, a point would be enough for United, so take a punt on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 3/1.

8th Dec 2020

19:45 - Huddersfield v Sheffield Weds

Huddersfield Town to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Huddersfield Town and Sheffield Wednesday square off at the John Smith’s Stadium in the EFL Championship on Tuesday evening. The Terriers have won their last two at home, while Wednesday are still searching for their first win under new boss Tony Pulis. Town are the slight favourites with the bookies in this Yorkshire clash, but can the Owls fly back to Hillsborough with all three points?

After a big defeat in Cardiff last Tuesday, Carlos Corberan’s Huddersfield hit back with an impressive 2-0 home victory over Queens Park Rangers at the weekend. As for Wednesday, their winless run stretched to six games after a 2-1 loss to Norwich City at Carrow Road. Unfortunately for Pulis, we can see his Owls side falling to another narrow defeat in midweek. Put some money Huddersfield to win by one goal at odds of 3/1.

8th Dec 2020

19:45 - Stoke v Cardiff

Cardiff City Win @ 19/10

Stoke City and Cardiff City lock horns at the bet365 Stadium in EFL Championship action on Tuesday night. The Potters have won four of their last six matches in the league, beating Middlesbrough 1-0 at home last weekend. Neil Harris’s Bluebirds are starting to get things right after a slow start, as the Welsh side have won three in a row without conceding.

Stoke have made a solid start, winning eight of their opening 16 matches. The Potters are sitting pretty in fifth place in the table at present, having collected 28 points along the way. Since a poor 1-0 defeat to Coventry City last month, Cardiff have put things right with successive wins over Luton Town, Huddersfield Town and Watford. This could go either way at the bet365, but we are backing the away team to make it four victories on the bounce. The Cardiff win is available at odds of 19/10.

8th Dec 2020

19:45 - Millwall v QPR

Draw @ 12/5

Two London sides go head-to-head at The Den in the EFL Championship on Tuesday, as Gary Rowett’s Millwall entertain Mark Warburton’s Queens Park Rangers. The Lions will be desperate for the points having failed to win any of their previous eight matches in the Championship. Last weekend, Millwall were beaten at home by lowly Derby County. Who will prevail in south London on Tuesday?

Since posting five draws on the bounce, Millwall have lost back-to-back games to Blackburn Rovers and Derby. As a result, Rowett’s men have slipped down to 14th position in the table. Warburton’s Rangers are also in poor form, as the Hoops have lost each of their last three games. Last time out, QPR were beaten 2-0 by Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium. With neither team in good shape, we can see this match being played in a cautious fashion. As such, neither is likely to take the initiative and we’ll be backing the draw at a fair price of 12/5.

7th Dec 2020

20:00 - Brighton v Southampton

Draw @ 12/5

The final Premier League fixture of the round sees Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton square off at the Amex Stadium on Monday night. The Seagulls, who held Liverpool to a draw last time out, have lost only one of their last six. As for the Saints, before last weekend’s dramatic loss to Manchester United, they had won five and drawn two of seven.

Since three league and cup wins in a row back in September, Brighton have won just one of their following nine in all competitions. However, four of their past six in the Premier League have ended in draws. Southampton will be eager to bounce back with a win after last Sunday’s gut-wrenching home defeat, but we can see this one ending all square at the Amex. Back the draw at 12/5, the value pick here with the hosts proving to be stalemate specialists this term.

6th Dec 2020

19:15 - Liverpool v Wolves

Liverpool Win & BTTS @ 9/4

On Sunday night at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers go head-to-head in a fascinating Premier League fixture between two very good sides. As you would expect, the Reds are the clear favourites to get the win, but Wolves are not an easy nut to crack under Nuno. Will we see a shock at Anfield this weekend?

Liverpool are incredibly hard to beat at home, and the Premier League champions have won five out of five at Anfield in league action this term. Wolves have picked up three away wins, and Wanderers are capable of causing the home team problems. However, Liverpool should keep up their 100% winning record at Anfield. The Reds have kept just one clean sheet at home in the Premier League this season, though, so back the Liverpool win and both teams to score at 9/4.

6th Dec 2020

16:30 - Tottenham v Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur Win & BTTS @ 3/1

North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal go head-to-head at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday, the pick of the weekend’s top flight matches. Ahead of this round of fixtures, Spurs are sitting pretty at the top of the table, collecting 21 points from a possible 30. In contrast, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners are already eight points behind in 14th.

Tottenham are in terrific form at present, winning six and drawing one of nine in the Premier League since an opening weekend loss to Everton. Arsenal make the short trip to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium having lost five of their last eight in league action, although they recorded a fine win in midweek. Spurs came from behind to beat the Gunners 2-1 in the last meeting back in July and we fancy another exciting match here. You can get odds of 3/1 for the home win and both teams to score in this one.

6th Dec 2020

14:15 - Sheffield United v Leicester

Sheffield United Win @ 14/5

With the pressure starting to mount on Chris Wilder and his Sheffield United side, the Blades will be desperate for all three points at Bramall Lane this weekend. On Sunday afternoon, United entertain Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City, who have lost their last two in the Premier League and also lost in the Europa League on Thursday night. Can Wilder’s side secure their first league victory of the season?

Sheffield United have had a miserable campaign to this point, failing to win any of their opening 10 Premier League games, suffering nine losses along the way to leave them bottom of the table, six points from safety. As for the Foxes, they are in fourth spot, although Rodgers’ boys have already lost four times. City are the favourites in this one, but we are backing Sheffield United to pick up a priceless three points on their own patch. The home win is available at 15/4 and at those odds it is worth chancing against opponents who look out of sorts right now.

6th Dec 2020

12:00 - West Brom v Crystal Palace

West Bromwich Albion to Win 1-0 @ 8/1

West Bromwich Albion take on Crystal Palace at The Hawthorns in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon. Slaven Bilic’s men picked up their first league win of the season last weekend, with an early Conor Gallagher goal giving the Baggies a vital 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Sheffield United. Can Albion follow that up with another home win this Sunday against a side that is in poor form?

Palace head to the Midlands having lost three of their last four in the Premier League and a bright start to the season seems a long time ago now. The Eagles have lost their previous two away from home, failing to score in either, losing 2-0 at Wolverhampton Wanderers and 1-0 at Burnley. After last Saturday’s result, we fancy West Brom to secure another narrow victory on their own patch. Check out the generous odds of 8/1 for Bilic’s boys to win 1-0 once again.

5th Dec 2020

20:00 - Chelsea v Leeds

Chelsea to Win -2 Goals @ 3/1

Chelsea and Leeds United square off at Stamford Bridge for a fascinating Premier League fixture at the weekend. Frank Lampard’s in-form Blues are the clear favourites with the bookies, but Leeds have not looked out of place in the Premier League so far this season. Can Marcelo Bielsa’s men, who won at Everton last week, cause an upset in west London?

Chelsea are in sizzling form, winning seven and drawing one of their previous eight league and cup matches. In midweek, Olivier Giroud scored four in a stunning 4-0 UEFA Champions League win over Sevilla in Spain. Leeds have taken a respectable 14 points so far, winning four of 10 league matches. However, in-form Chelsea should ease to victory in this one and they have the attacking tools to punish Leeds’ struggling defence. Take a punt on the home side to win -2 at big odds of 3/1.

5th Dec 2020

17:30 - West Ham v Manchester United

Draw @ 13/5

David Moyes’ West Ham United and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United lock horns in an intriguing Premier League fixture on Saturday evening at the London Stadium. Both teams head into this one having won each of their last three in the Premier League, although United suffered a midweek defeat in the Champions League prior to this. Despite that poor performance against PSG on Wednesday, the Red Devils are the favourites, but can the Hammers continue their fine form and make it four victories on the spin?

West Ham have made a superb start, winning half of their 10 league matches to sit fifth in the table. A 2-1 loss at Anfield in late October remains the Irons’ only league defeat since September. After losing at home to Arsenal, Man Utd have secured successive league wins over Everton, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton. With both sides in good form in the Premier League, we can see the pair playing out a draw (13/5) in the capital this weekend.

5th Dec 2020

15:00 - Norwich v Sheffield Wednesday

Norwich City HT/FT @ 21/10

Despite a disappointing defeat to Luton Town at Kenilworth Road in midweek, Daniel Farke’s Norwich City remain top of the EFL Championship table and, like Watford, a fast return to the Premier League is their target. This Saturday, the Canaries welcome Tony Pulis’ Sheffield Wednesday to Carrow Road. Pulis has yet to taste victory as Owls boss, losing one and drawing three of his opening four.

Norwich’s loss at Luton on Wednesday was their first defeat since a shock home reverse to Derby County on October 3rd. Farke’s troops have been solid at home in recent games, winning three and drawing two of their past five. Sheffield Wednesday could really do with a positive result, but we fancy Norwich to get back to winning ways in style on Saturday. Have a punt on the home team to be winning at half time and full time at a nice price of 21/10.

5th Dec 2020

15:00 - Watford v Cardiff City

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Vladimir Ivic’s Watford and Neil Harris’ Cardiff City meet at Vicarage Road in the EFL Championship this Saturday. The in-form Hornets are unbeaten in six (three wins, three draws), while the Bluebirds have picked up two big home wins in a week, beating Luton Town 4-0 and Huddersfield Town 3-0, to move up to 12th in the table after a slow start to the campaign. This should be an entertaining matchup at Vicarage Road.

Since a 1-0 defeat to Reading two months ago, Watford have lost just one of their following 11 Championship matches. The Hornets start the weekend in third spot, one point away from leaders Norwich City and they will be desperate to secure immediate and automatic promotion back to the top flight. After impressive back-to-back home victories, Cardiff will be looking for a good result on the road at the weekend. We can see these two cancelling each other out in Hertfordshire. Back the draw and both teams to score at general odds of 15/4.

5th Dec 2020

15:00 - Manchester City v Fulham

Manchester City to Win Both Halves @ 8/11

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City entertain Scott Parker’s Fulham at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this Saturday. After last weekend’s emphatic 5-0 home win over Burnley, the Citizens will be looking for another sizeable victory at the Etihad this Saturday. As expected, Guardiola’s superstars are the overwhelming favourites in this one.

Man City are down in 11th spot after making a mediocre start to their season. Pep’s boys have picked up just four league wins so far and have struggled to score goals, but they hammered Burnley in their last one. Fulham shocked Leicester City with a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium last Monday, with Ademola Lookman and Ivan Cavaleiro scoring. However, Man City will surely be far too strong for the Cottagers here. Back the home team to win both halves at very nice looking odds of 8/11.

5th Dec 2020

12:30 - Reading v Nottingham Forest

Reading to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Reading and Nottingham Forest meet at the Madejski Stadium in EFL Championship action on Saturday afternoon. The Royals made a very strong start to their season, but Veljko Paunovic’s side have won just one of their last seven in the Championship. As for Forest, they have lost three and drawn one of their previous four and after a woeful start they are very much at the wrong end of the table.

After four straight defeats, Reading have stopped the rot in recent weeks, drawing two and winning one of three. If results go their way this weekend, the Royals could move back to the top of the table with three points on home turf. Nottingham Forest held high flying Watford to a draw on Wednesday, but we fancy Reading to come out on top in this one. You can get the tempting price of 11/4 for the hosts to win by one goal, good value given they should edge it but don’t often score too many.

5th Dec 2020

12:30 - Burnley v Everton

Everton Win @ 10/11

The Premier League weekend gets up and running with Saturday afternoon’s fixture between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor. Neither team are in good shape, as the Clarets have won just once in league action this term, while the Toffees have lost four of their past five. Everton are the favourites, but who will come out on top in Lancashire?

Burnley picked up their first league win of the season last week, beating Crystal Palace 1-0 at Turf Moor. However, they were then thumped 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Everton’s excellent start seems a lifetime ago, as Carlo Ancelotti’s boys have taken just four points from the last 18 on offer. After a poor 1-0 home loss to Leeds United last time out, Everton will be desperate for a win this Saturday. The away victory is priced at 10/11 and they should have enough quality to get back on track here.

4th Dec 2020

19:45 - Barnsley v Bournemouth

Barnsley to Win by One Goal @ 4/1

Barnsley and Bournemouth get the football weekend started as they do battle at Oakwell in EFL Championship action on Friday night. After suffering a rare defeat last time out, the Cherries will be hoping hit back with three points at the first time of asking. However, the Tykes have won five of eight Championship games under new boss Valerien Ismael. Who will come out on top in South Yorkshire on Friday?

Since Ismael arrived just over a month ago, Barnsley have beaten Queens Park Rangers, Watford, Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City to march up the table. Bournemouth have lost just two league matches this term, though they were beaten at home by Preston North End on Tuesday night. This could be close, but we fancy the hosts to secure a narrow win on home soil. At the prices the value is definitely with the Tykes so take a punt on Barnsley to win by exactly one goal at very nice odds of 4/1.

3rd Dec 2020

20:00 - Rangers v Standard Liege

Rangers to Win -1 Goal @ 11/10

Steven Gerrard’s in-form Rangers welcome Philippe Montanier’s Standard Liege to Ibrox this Thursday night for a huge UEFA Europa League fixture. The Scottish Premiership leaders are currently top of Group D with eight points to their name, level with Benfica and five points ahead of Lech Poznan and Liege. Avoid defeat in this one and the Gers will be in the Round of 32.

Rangers have made an incredible start to their 2020-21 season on all fronts. They are miles clear at the top of the Premiership table, and they have won 19 and drawn four of their 23 league and cup matches so far. Gerrard’s men beat Liege 2-0 in Belgium in October, and the Scottish giants should ease past the Reds in Glasgow. They are full of confidence right now so put some money on Rangers to win -1 at solid looking odds of 11/10.

3rd Dec 2020

20:00 - Arsenal v Rapid Vienna

Arsenal Win & BTTS @ 8/5

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have been poor in the Premier League this season, but the Gunners are already through to the Round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League. The London side will be hoping to make it 15 points from a possible 15 with victory over Dietmar Kuhbauer’s Rapid Vienna at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

Arteta has praised the freedom his side have played with in this competition. Arsenal have been sensational in Europa League Group B so far, winning four out four, scoring 12 and shipping two. A 3-0 victory in Molde last week made sure of qualification to the knockouts. Arteta’s men edged the game in Vienna back in October, and we fancy Arsenal to keep up their 100% winning record with victory in midweek. Take a punt on the home win and both teams to score, which is priced at 8/5.

3rd Dec 2020

17:55 - AC Milan v Celtic

AC Milan to Win Both Halves @ 2/1

Celtic are already eliminated from this season’s UEFA Europa League after taking just one point from a possible 12. To make matters worse for the Scottish Premiership champions, the Bhoys head to the San Siro on Thursday to take on Italian giants AC Milan. After back-to-back 4-1 defeats to Sparta Prague, can Celtic restore some pride in Group H? They are in dire straits right now, with plenty of unrest among the fans and they could be in for a long night here.

Milan are still well and truly in the mix to finish in the top two, with the Serie A side sitting just a point behind leaders Lille with two games to go. Celtic have had a dreadful campaign, losing three times and conceding a staggering 13 goals in four games. This should be a walk in the park for Stefano Pioli’s men. Back Milan to win both halves of this one at 2/1, a price we feel offers real value given how poor the Bhoys have been of late.

3rd Dec 2020

17:55 - Zorya Luhansk v Leicester

Leicester City Win @ 7/10

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will be searching for their first win in four league and cup games when they travel to Zorya Luhansk for a UEFA Europa League fixture this Thursday. The Foxes are through to the last 32 having won three and drawn one of their opening four Group G games but they will want to get back to winning ways here. Three points in the Ukraine on Thursday night will see Leicester win the group.

When these two teams squared off at the King Power Stadium a couple of months back, Leicester eased to a 3-0 win thanks to goals from James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho. The Premier League outfit have been superb in the Europa League so far this term, and Rodgers’ troops should see off Zorya at the Slavutych-Arena on Thursday. The Leicester win is available at 7/10 and that is a very nice option for your accas.

3rd Dec 2020

17:55 - LASK v Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur to Win to Nil @ 9/4

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur travel to the Linzer Stadion in Austria this Thursday to play LASK in a UEFA Europa League game. Group J is wide open, as Antwerp and Spurs have nine points each, while LASK are three points adrift in third. Still, a win for Tottenham on Thursday will see them safely through to the knockout rounds and they will expect to get the job done.

Since a disappointing defeat in Antwerp in October, Spurs have hit back with two vital Europa League victories. The Lilywhites won 3-1 away at Ludogorets Razgrad before thumping the Bulgarian side 4-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in game four. Tottenham eased to a 3-0 home win over the Austrians in the reverse fixture, and we fancy the Londoners to get the points and keep a clean sheet in this one. The away team have a superb defence and are priced at 9/4 to win to nil.

2nd Dec 2020

20:00 - Sevilla v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Frank Lampard takes his Chelsea troops to Spain in midweek to play Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla in UEFA Champions League action. These two teams are already safely through to the knockout stages of this season’s competition, though top spot in Group E is still up for grabs. Can the Premier League giants leave the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday with all three points?

Since drawing with Sevilla at Stamford Bridge in their Champions League opener, Chelsea have beaten Krasnodar and Rennes (twice) to book their spot in the last 16. Lampard’s side will want to complete the job and make sure of top spot in the group and potentially avoid one of the giants in the next round. This could be another tight fixture between the pair, but we fancy the London side to nick the points. Lampard is starting to get the best out of his players so back Chelsea to win by one goal at 3/1.

2nd Dec 2020

20:00 - Manchester United v PSG

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United and Thomas Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain go head-to-head in a mouth-watering UEFA Champions League fixture at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. United lead the way in Group H on nine points, three ahead of both PSG and RB Leipzig. Victory for the Red Devils in midweek will take them through to the knockout stages and given this was a tough group on paper that will be a fine achievement with a game to spare.

Man Utd have been very solid in the Champions League so far this season, starting with wins over Paris (2-1) and Leipzig (5-0). After a highly surprising 2-1 away loss to Istanbul Basaksehir, United responded by thumping the Turkish side 4-1 at Old Trafford in game four. A win for Ole’s boys will be fantastic, but a draw would also be an excellent result and leave them in a very strong position. Given the firepower of both sides and United’s 3-2 win last time out we are backing the draw and both teams to score in this one at big odds of 10/3.

2nd Dec 2020

19:45 - Luton v Norwich

Norwich City HT/FT @ 5/2

EFL Championship leaders Norwich City are back in action on Wednesday night, as Daniel Farke’s Canaries make the trip to Kenilworth Road to take on Nathan Jones’ Luton Town. The Hatters will be hoping to bounce back from last weekend’s heavy defeat at Cardiff City, while Norwich will stretch their undefeated run to 11 with a positive result in Bedfordshire. Farke has done a great job and they seem to have every chance of making an instant return to the top flight.

That said, Luton have made a solid enough start this term, but they have failed to win any of their past four in the Championship, drawing three and losing one. In contrast, Norwich have been in sensational form of late, picking up seven victories and drawing three of their last 10. The Championship leaders should ease past Luton on Wednesday. Take a punt on the away team to be winning at half time and full time at 5/2.

2nd Dec 2020

19:45 - Nottingham Forest v Watford

Watford to Win -1 Goal @ 4/1

Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest entertain Vladimir Ivic’s Watford at the City Ground on Wednesday night in the EFL Championship. These teams are at opposite ends of the table, with the hosts down in 21st and Watford third. Forest could do with a positive result having lost three matches in a row. In contrast, the Hornets will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to six. Who will prevail in the East Midlands in midweek?

Hughton made a solid start to life at the City Ground, but Nottingham Forest have lost three on the spin since back-to-back home wins over Coventry City and Wycombe Wanderers. Watford have been hard to beat lately, losing just one of their previous 10 in the Championship. After a thumping 4-1 victory over Preston North End last time out, we fancy Watford to claim another easy win on Wednesday. Put some money on the visitors to win -1 at 4/1.

2nd Dec 2020

19:45 - Sheffield Wednesday v Reading

1-1 Draw @ 5/1

Tony Pulis’ Sheffield Wednesday entertain Veljko Paunovic’s Reading at Hillsborough on Wednesday in an EFL Championship fixture. Pulis is still searching for his first win as Owls boss having recently taken over from Garry Monk. As for the Royals, they secured their first victory in six last time out. This Championship encounter could go either way at Hillsborough and we expect a tight game.

Pulis has started life at Sheffield Wednesday with a loss and two draws. After losing to Preston North End at Deepdale, the Owls have drawn with Swansea City and Stoke City in their last two. Reading won seven and drew one of their opening eight league matches. However, before beating Bristol City last weekend, the Berkshire club had lost four and drawn one of five. We can see Wednesday battling to a third consecutive draw in midweek as Pulis goes about making them very hard to beat. The 1-1 stalemate at the nice price of 5/1 is standing out.

2nd Dec 2020

19:00 - Middlesbrough v Swansea

Draw @ 21/10

Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough take on Steve Cooper’s Swansea City at the Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night in an intriguing EFL Championship matchup. Boro have started well, but Warnock’s boys have lost two of their last three to drop down to 10th, albeit just three points outside the play-off places. The Swans are flying high under Cooper, sitting just two points off top spot at present. Will we see a winner at the Riverside?

After losing at Watford on the opening weekend, Middlesbrough went on a superb 10-game unbeaten run. However, they have lost to Norwich City and Huddersfield Town in two of their last three. Swansea, who won 1-0 at Nottingham Forest on Sunday, have lost only one of their last nine. Warnock’s side are very hard to beat though and Boro have picked up six Championship draws so far, while the Swans have drawn five times. The draw in this one is available at the tempting price of 21/10.

1st Dec 2020

20:00 - Rotherham v Brentford

Brentford to Win Both Halves @ 9/2

Rotherham United and Brentford clash in EFL Championship action at the New York Stadium on Tuesday night. Paul Warne’s Millers head into this one having lost four of their last six in the league, while Thomas Frank’s Bees are unbeaten in seven. Will the London side secure a third Championship victory on the spin on Tuesday night?

Rotherham have found it tough going so far, collecting just 13 points from 14 games. Brentford have made an indifferent start, but back-to-back wins over Barnsley and Queens Park Rangers has lifted them up to seventh in the table. A 3-2 loss at Stoke City remains the Bees’ only defeat in 10 Championship games. We fancy the away team to seal an easy win in South Yorkshire in midweek. Back Brentford to win both halves at odds of 9/2.

1st Dec 2020

20:00 - Liverpool v Ajax

Liverpool to Win to Nil @ 11/4

After last week’s shock loss to Atalanta at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool still have work to do in UEFA Champions League Group D. The Premier League champions lead the way on nine points, with Ajax and Atalanta both on seven points. This Tuesday night, the Reds welcome Erik ten Hag’s Ajax to Anfield for a crucial Champions League group game.

Liverpool had won their opening three Group D matches, scoring eight goals and conceding none. They beat Atalanta 5-0 in Bergamo in game three, so last week’s 2-0 defeat to the Italian side at Anfield was certainly a shock result. Nevertheless, we can see Liverpool bouncing back with a big three points at home in midweek. Klopp’s boys have kept three Champions League clean sheets so far and we’ll be backing the hosts to win to nil in this one at a fair price of 11/4.

1st Dec 2020

20:00 - Porto v Manchester City

Man City Win & BTTS @ 9/4

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City travel to Portugal this Tuesday to face Sergio Conceicao’s Porto in UEFA Champions League group action. The Premier League giants are already safely through to the last 16 having won four out four in Group C. City will be looking to make it 15 points from a possible 15 with victory at the Estadio do Dragao in midweek.

City have looked the real deal in the Champions League so far this season, scoring 10 goals and shipping just once along the way. Last week’s assured 1-0 win against Olympiakos at the Karaiskakis Stadium put the Citizens through to the knockout stages. Man City beat Porto 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium in the reverse game, and we fancy this to end in a similar scoreline. Put a few quid on the away win and both teams to score at odds of 9/4.

1st Dec 2020

19:45 - Bournemouth v Preston

Bournemouth HT/FT @ 6/4

Jason Tindall’s Bournemouth and Alex Neil’s Preston North End go head-to-head at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night in an EFL Championship encounter. The Cherries are flying high in second spot at present, having racked up an impressive 27 points from 14 league games. Preston have already lost eight times in the league this season and are languishing down in 18th position as a consequence.

Bournemouth have been in excellent form of late, losing only one of their last 12 games. Before last weekend’s 2-2 draw at Rotherham United, the Cherries had won three in a row. In contrast, Preston have lost five of their past seven in the Championship. We fancy the home team to secure an easy victory on Tuesday. Check out the decent odds of 6/4 for Bournemouth to be winning at half time and full time.

1st Dec 2020

20:00 - Cardiff v Huddersfield

Cardiff City to Win -1 Goal @ 13/5

On Tuesday evening in the EFL Championship, Neil Harris’s Cardiff City and Carlos Corberan’s Huddersfield Town lock horns at the Cardiff City Stadium. After their emphatic home win over Luton Town last weekend, the Bluebirds will be searching for back-to-back victories in South Wales. As for the Terriers, they edged a five-goal thriller against Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough.

Cardiff have made a poor start to the season by their standards, but the Welsh side made light work of Luton last time out, with Sean Morrison, Mark Harris, Kieffer Moore and Sheyi Ojo all scoring in the 4-0 romp. Huddersfield picked up their first win in five last Saturday, beating Boro 3-2, but we fancy the Bluebirds to get the points in this one. Check out the tempting price of 13/5 for the home team to win with a -1 goal handicap on Tuesday evening.

30th Nov 2020

20:00 - West Ham v Aston Villa

Aston Villa to win @ 21/10

Rounding off the Premier League action for the week is this battle of the Claret and Blues. David Moyes’ Hammers outfit looked like they may be in for another long season when losing their opening two fixtures but have bounced back in good style to lose only one of their subsequent seven. Villa meanwhile have been going well overall, but are becoming increasingly difficult to predict, mixing in a battering of Liverpool and thrashing of Arsenal with home slumps to Leeds, Southampton and Brighton last time out.

One of the standout stats when looking at this game is the fact that Villa are yet to concede in three Premier League away outings this season. Having kept a clean sheet at both Leicester and Arsenal, the Villains must have decent claims of doing so here against a West Ham outfit who may still be without Michail Antonio. The Hammers gave up chances at Sheffield United last time out, and may just come unstuck here. At the prices, we like the away win in this one.

30th Nov 2020

19:45 - Canvey Island v Boreham Wood

Boreham Wood to win and Both Teams To Score @ 11/5

It’s not all about the big earners of the top flight. Monday evening also offers us the charms of the second round of the FA Cup, as Boreham Wood of the National League lock horns with Canvey Island of Isthmian League North Division. Canvey Island will at least have the home comforts of their Park Lane ground, but they may well need all the help they can get facing a side from two tiers above them in the British League pyramid. That said, the FA Cup was made for upsets, and the prospect of a place alongside the big guns for the third round draw should provide plenty of motivation for both sides.

This will be Canvey’s seventh tie in the competition this season having battled past the likes of Biggleswade and Cray Wanderers to make it this far. They have been in good goalscoring form in the competition having notched at least twice in each of those ties. Boreham Wood meanwhile have struggled for goals in the league – hitting only seven in nine games – but are averaging 2.50 per game in this competition. Backing the visitors to win and both teams to score at odds of 11/5 looks a decent punt.

30th Nov 2020

17:30 - Leicester City v Fulham

Leicester to win by 1 goal @ 11/4

We have another Premier League double header to settle in and enjoy this coming Monday evening. First up it’s this clash at the King Power, as Brendan Rodgers’ high-flying Foxes play host to a Fulham outfit whose sole objective for the season is to fly just a little higher than the relegation zone. Put in their place last time out away at an understrength Liverpool, Leicester will be looking at this as the ideal opportunity to bounce back to winning ways. Fulham meanwhile will be seeking to avoid defeat for only the third time this season in the Premier League.

Having shipped four in their opening away fixture at Leeds, Fulham do seem to be placing more emphasis on defence at present, and have now conceded only once in each of their three subsequent games on the road. That has still only been good for one point – in a draw at fellow strugglers Sheffield United – and the likelihood is that Leicester will ultimately find a way through. Take Leicester to win by a one goal margin at 11/4.

29th Nov 2020

19:15 - Arsenal v Wolves

BTTS - No @ 20/23

The Gunners have a whole host of issues on and off the pitch at the moment and having appeared to make progress they seem to have taken two steps backwards. Wolves, in contrast, continue to quietly go about their business and are currently in ninth position, albeit just a point ahead of their hosts here. This should be a close game but not, we suspect, one for the neutrals.

These two teams have identical goals for and against records, with both scoring exactly a goal a game thus far and conceding a fraction over that (both have shipped 10 in their nine matches to date). Only three teams have scored fewer than the nine registered by both of these clubs and the home team have scored just once in their last five in the Premier League. In what looks guaranteed to be a low-scoring clash, backing against both teams scoring looks excellent value at odds of 20/23.

29th Nov 2020

16:30 - Chelsea v Tottenham

Under 2.5 goals @ 11/10

The biggest game of Sunday sees the league leaders (ahead of Saturday’s games) visit third-placed Chelsea as Jose Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge. Both teams are in fine fettle right now and with more than a quarter of the season gone after this clash, it is fair to say we can begin to take the league table seriously. A win for either side would, therefore, have to mean they are taken seriously as title contenders.

Even with no fans inside the ground, it is the hosts, who trail Spurs by two points, who are the favourites at odds of 11/10. Mourinho’s men are available at 13/5 which will tempt many and the draw is on offer at that same price, 13/5. In what is likely to be a tight game, a stalemate may be the way to go but instead, we’re opting for under 2.5 goals here at 11/10. Spurs have only conceded nine goals all season and we expect the Special One would be more than happy with a point here. Chelsea have been scoring freely of late but we can see this one being cagey rather than open and odds the right side of evens are too good to turn down.

29th Nov 2020

14:45 - Marine v Havant & Waterlooville

Havant & Waterlooville -1.5 @ 16/13

We have two non-league sides up next as Merseyside outfit Marine, currently plying their trade in the Northern Premier League Division One North West, host Havant and Waterlooville. The visitors are, relatively at least, the “big boys” here and they currently reside ninth (with several games in hand on many teams) in the National League South. They have won their last two games and make the trip to Crosby as the 8/15 favourites, with the hosts available at odds of 9/2.

Marine are not classed under the “elite football” umbrella and so they have not been able to train collectively during the latest government restrictions. They have not played since the First Round game with Colchester and although that was a fine win (on penalties) we feel their run will end here. We fancy the visitors should win easily enough and so backing them with a -1.5 goal handicap is our tip here at the solid-looking price of 16/13.

29th Nov 2020

14:00 - Southampton v Man United

Southampton to win @ 3/1

We are reaching a point in the season where the table is really starting to take shape but no doubt Man United fans (and those of Man City and Arsenal, who are even lower in the standings at the moment) would dispute that. The Red Devils are in 10th place, five places and four points worse off than their hosts here. Whilst the Saints have enjoyed a fine start, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have been generally poor, the Red Devils have managed to put a few results together lately.

United have now won three games in a row including a fine 4-1 triumph in the Champions League in midweek. However, they tend to struggle against sides that either sit back and defend or play with a very frantic, all-out press and the super Saints very much fall into that latter category. The hosts will be better rested, are unbeaten in seven, will cause United’s defence all sorts of issues and, at 3/1, are cracking value for the win.

29th Nov 2020

13:30 - Bristol Rovers v Darlington

Bristol Rovers Win @ 2/7

No “cupsets” here unfortunately as we see a routine home win for the League One outfit against Darlington, who are currently 12th in the National League North. Tipping Bristol Rovers is hardly a bold move and, at odds of just 2/7, it is not a bet that will make you rich but we feel it is a very tidy addition to your FA Cup and/or Sunday accas.

Despite the fact the West Country outfit come into this tie in woeful league form, having taken just two points from the last 15 on offer, they have performed better in the cups. In mid-November they recorded a great win over Chelsea U-21s and beat Walsall in this competition prior to that. On paper, they have a far stronger squad than Darlington and we think they have more than enough to move into the next round.

29th Nov 2020

13:30 - Barnet v MK Dons

Barnet Win @ 9/2

As well as league action this Sunday we also have a number of FA Cup ties as teams look to progress to the all-important Third Round where a Premier League giant may be the reward. The first FA Cup clash on our radar sees MK Dons, currently 17th in League One, travel to Barnet, who are struggling in the Conference Premier at the moment. They are currently in 18th position and on a poor run of results. Unsurprisingly it is the team higher up the football pyramid who are the favourites, with the Dons odds-on here. We’ve got this one marked for an upset though!

Whilst the Bees are in poor form, in a season of upsets in the various cups and leagues, odds of 9/2 look far too large to us. The Dons are in poor form themselves and won’t relish the trip south, whilst it is very much a free hit for the hosts who will be glad to take a break from league action. They got a good draw against Hartlepool last time out and beat another League One side, Burton, in the First Round of this competition. They won’t be intimidated by third-tier opponents and 9/2 looks a value bet.

29th Nov 2020

12:00 - Nottingham Forest v Swansea

Swansea to win to nil @ 10/3

The only game in the second tier on Sunday takes place in the East Midlands and sees the struggling hosts come up against a team who are a huge 11 points better off. Forest were among the promotion favourites pre-season but are now down in 20th place, with their Welsh opponents flying high in fourth. Unsurprisingly the Swans are favourites here, priced at 13/8 with the draw 9/4 and Forest out at 19/10.

Both teams have been a little hit and miss of late, the hosts having lost their last two but winning two in a row prior to that and Steve Cooper’s troops having won one and drawn two of their last four. None the less, on what we have seen of both outfits thus far it is clear that the away team have the edge. The Swans have the second-best defence in the Championship and against a team that has managed just nine goals in 13 games the away win to nil looks superb value at odds of 10/3.

28th Nov 2020

20:00 - West Brom v Sheffield United

Draw & Under 2.5 Goals @ 5/2

West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United square off in a huge Premier League fixture at The Hawthorns on Saturday night. These two sides are the only ones left in the top tier without a win, with the Blades bottom on one point, while the Baggies are two points above with three points to their name. Will we see a winner at The Hawthorns?

Since draws with Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion, West Brom have lost each of their last three in the Premier League. As for Sheffield United, they have lost eight of their opening nine, with their only point coming against fellow strugglers Fulham. With both teams in woeful form, we fancy this one to end in an uneventful draw. Put a few quid on the draw and under 2.5 goals at 5/2, with 0-0 a real possibility in what is sure to be a game where both sides are determined not to lose.

28th Nov 2020

17:30 - Peterborough v Chorley

Peterborough United HT/FT @ 8/15

Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough United have made an excellent start to their EFL League One season, sitting just two points off top spot in second after 14 games. The Posh will be looking for a comfortable win in the Emirates FA Cup this Saturday when they welcome National League North side Chorley to London Road. Will United ease into round three, or can the Magpies cause an almighty and unlikely upset?

After back-to-back losses, Peterborough returned to winning ways in League Two on Tuesday night, with Jonson Clarke-Harris’ goal giving them a vital 1-0 win over Plymouth Argyle. On the whole, Ferguson’s boys have been excellent on home turf this season, and United should cruise past lower league opposition in the cup at the weekend. Peterborough are priced at 8/15 to be winning at half time and full time and that looks a nice addition to any Saturday accas.

28th Nov 2020

17:30 - Everton v Leeds United

Everton to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Two great managers are up against each other here as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton and Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United go head-to-head at Goodison Park in a fascinating Premier League fixture on Saturday evening. This will be the first Premier League meeting between the two famous clubs since April 2004. After a much-needed win last time out, can the Toffees make it back-to-back victories? The home side are the favourites and with their brilliant front three back together they will fancy their chances of breaching this weak Leeds backline.

After going four games without a win, last weekend’s 3-2 victory at Fulham will have been a big relief for Everton. Leeds have been competitive so far, but they head to Merseyside having won just one of their last six. This has the potential to be an exciting yet close fought game at Goodison, though we can see the home side nicking the points. You can get the big price of 3/1 for the hosts to win by one goal.

28th Nov 2020

15:00 - Portsmouth v King’s Lynn Town

Portsmouth to Win Both Halves @ 6/4

Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth of EFL League One welcome National League side King’s Lynn Town to Fratton Park this Saturday for a second round tie in the Emirates FA Cup. Pompey are flying high in fourth place in League One at present after seven wins from their opening 14. As you would expect, the home side are the overwhelming favourites in this one and we expect them to deliver the goods.

Jackett’s side edged a thriller at Portman Road in round one. They let a two-goal lead slip to fellow League One high flyers Ipswich Town, but Sean Raggett’s 111th-minute strike put Pompey through to the second round. King’s Lynn beat Port Vale on the road in the last round, but we can see Portsmouth being far too strong for them at Fratton Park. The hosts are available at nice enough odds of 6/4 to win both halves.

28th Nov 2020

15:00 - Bradford v Oldham

Oldham Athletic Win @ 15/8

Bradford City and Oldham Athletic face off in an all-EFL League Two Emirates FA Cup tie on Saturday. The winners at Valley Parade will book their spot in the third round of the competition and possibly a glamour tie against a big Premier League side. Both teams have had tough starts to their respective league campaigns, with the Bantams down in 20th, while the Latics are three places and four points better off.

Oldham made a poor start to their season but have certainly turned a corner of late. Harry Kewell’s boys have won five of their previous six in all competitions. On Tuesday, they picked up an excellent 4-3 win at Barrow, while they have won four on the spin on their travels. Bradford have lost three of their last four and so Athletic will fancy their chances in this one. We feel the away win is nicely priced at 15/8.

28th Nov 2020

15:00 - Manchester City v Burnley

Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ 6/5

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be eager to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after last weekend’s disappointment at Tottenham Hotspur. This Saturday, City welcome Sean Dyche’s Burnley to the Etihad Stadium. The Clarets have a horrid recent record against the Manchester giants, losing 10 of the last 11 league and cup meetings and they will be fearful of a backlash from the home side. City are the big favourites in this one.

Man City’s Premier League season has yet to take off to say the very least. The Citizens are down in 13th spot having picked up just 12 points from eight games as they struggle to score the goals their dominance merits. However, after last weekend’s defeat at Spurs, Pep’s troops will be out for blood in this one. Burnley secured their first league win of the season last time out, but we can see Dyche’s side crashing to a heavy defeat at the Etihad. Back Man City to win -2 at decent odds of 6/5.

28th Nov 2020

12:30 - Morecambe v Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors Win & BTTS @ 13/2

Derek Adams’ Morecambe and James Shan’s Solihull Moors lock horns at the Mazuma Stadium on Saturday in second round Emirates FA Cup action. The Shrimps are currently in 14th spot in the EFL League Two table, winning five, losing five and drawing four so far. Solihull have played just seven times in the National League, winning four games. Who will progress to round three of the FA Cup and can the non-league side cause an upset?

In the previous round, Morecambe secured a narrow away win over Maldon & Tiptree, with an Adam Phillips penalty sparing their blushes in Essex. The Moors beat Wrexham 4-0 before winning 3-2 at Scunthorpe United in round one earlier in the month. We fancy the National League side to edge past League Two opponents once again. Take a punt on the away victory and both teams to score at the really tempting price of 13/2.

28th Nov 2020

12:30 - Reading v Bristol City

Bristol City Win @ 15/8

On Saturday afternoon in the EFL Championship, Veljko Paunovic’s Reading and Dean Holden’s Bristol City meet at the Madejski Stadium. The Royals raced out of the blocks to fire themselves to top spot, winning seven of their opening eight. However, the Berkshire club have struggled to replicate that form in recent matches. Bristol City also won four out four at the start, but the Robins have been in fine fettle of late following a minor blip.

Reading won their opening four Championship home games, scoring seven and conceding none. Expected goals stats suggested their run would not continue long and so it proved. Their last two in particular have been horror shows, losing 3-0 to both Preston North End and Stoke City. Bristol City have been excellent on the road under Holden, winning four of their opening six. We are backing the Robins to seal another three points (15/8) away from home on Saturday.

28th Nov 2020

12:30 - Brighton v Liverpool

Liverpool HT/FT @ 6/4

Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool go head-to-head at the Amex Stadium in Premier League action this Saturday afternoon. After last weekend’s impressive 3-0 home win over Leicester City, the champions moved joint top of the Premier League, level on points with Tottenham Hotspur. The in-form Reds will be looking for another comfortable victory when they take on Albion on Saturday as they continue to make light of their injury issues.

Brighton picked up a fine win of their own last weekend, seeing off Aston Villa at Villa Park. That was the Seagulls’ first league victory since winning at Newcastle United on matchday two. Brighton are always competitive and have pushed a number of the best sides very close this term already. However, Liverpool’s qualities should shine through in East Sussex. Check out the tempting odds of 6/4 for Klopp’s boys to be winning at half time and full time at the Amex.

27th Nov 2020

20:00 - Crystal Palace v Newcastle

Crystal Palace Win & BTTS @ 4/1

Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace entertain Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United at Selhurst Park this Friday night. The Eagles are in mid-table in the Premier League having won four, lost four and drawn one of their opening nine matches. As for the Magpies, they have taken 11 points so far and currently sit four places beneath their opponents. This is a big game for both sides, but who will come out on top in the capital?

Palace have lost two of their last three, but they did thump Leeds United 4-1 in their previous home game. Since beating Everton 2-1 at St James’ Park, Newcastle have lost back-to-back games to Southampton and Chelsea. Hodgson’s side will be hoping to make home advantage count in this one. Check out the home win and both teams to score at the very chunky odds of 4/1.

27th Nov 2020

19:55 - Tranmere v Brackley

Tranmere Rovers to Win -2 Goals @ 10/3

Tranmere Rovers of EFL League Two welcome National League North side Brackley Town to Prenton Park this Friday for a second round tie in the Emirates FA Cup. Since losing four of five League Two games, Rovers have won each of their last five in all competitions ahead of Tuesday’s league clash with Carlisle United. They have looked impressive in those games but will Tranmere progress in the cup this Friday?

In round one, Rovers edged past Accrington Stanley at Prenton Park, with Corey Taylor and Peter Clarke netting in a 2-1 win. As for Brackley, they have beaten Billericay Town, Marske United and Bishops Stortford to reach the second round. Unfortunately for the away team, we can see League Two Tranmere being too strong for the Saints at Prenton Park. Back Keith Hill’s men to win -2 at 10/3, good value given they nine in their last two league clashes.

27th Nov 2020

19:45 - Brentford v QPR

Brentford HT/FT @ 8/5

On Friday night in the EFL Championship, west London rivals Brentford and Queens Park Rangers lock horns at the Brentford Community Stadium. The Bees, who were many people’s favourites for promotion before a ball was kicked this season, could really do with maximum points having not won at home since beating Coventry City in mid-October.

Brentford do not lose many under Thomas Frank, but they head into this one having drawn each of their previous three at home and fans would have expected a much greater return than 17 points with 12 games gone. As for QPR, their 1-0 victory at Derby County earlier in the month remains their only away win of the season. We are backing Brentford to get back to winning ways on home soil with an easy victory on Friday. Put some money on the home side to be winning at half time and full time at a general price of 8/5.

26th Nov 2020

20:00 - Rangers v Benfica

Rangers Win @ 21/20

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have made an incredible start to their 2020-21 season, winning 18 and drawing three of their opening 21 league and cup matches. This Thursday night, the Gers will be looking for another victory when they entertain Portuguese giants Benfica at Ibrox in UEFA Europa League action. The Scottish Premiership leaders are level on points with Jorge Jesus’s Eagles ahead of this mouth-watering matchup.

These two sides played out a six-goal thriller at the Estadio da Luz, with Rangers letting a two-goal lead slip to leave Lisbon with a 3-3 draw. Nevertheless, the Gers are top of Group D. This will unquestionably be another stern test for Gerrard’s men, but we fancy the Scottish giants to secure an invaluable three points on home turf this Thursday. The Rangers win is nicely priced at odds of 21/20.

26th Nov 2020

20:00 - Tottenham v Ludogorets Razgrad

Tottenham Hotspur to win both halves @ 4/6

Tottenham Hotspur are involved in a huge UEFA Europa League fixture on Thursday night. With Spurs, Antwerp and LASK all on level of six points apiece in Group J, Tottenham will be looking for a big margin of victory when Stanislav Genchev’s Ludogorets Razgrad travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. As you would expect, Jose Mourinho’s men are the overwhelming favourites to seize the victory.

Spurs went to the top of the Premier League with an impressive win over Manchester City last time out. The London side have had a busy schedule this season, with Thursday’s game being their 17th match already. So far, Tottenham have been beaten just twice. Mourinho’s men should be far too strong for Bulgarian side in midweek. Have a punt on Tottenham to win both halves on home turf at odds of 4/6.

26th Nov 2020

17:55 - Sparta Prague v Celtic

Sparta Prague to Win -1 Goal @ 11/4

Neil Lennon takes his Celtic troops to the Stadion Letna in Prague to play Vaclav Kotal’s Sparta Prague in UEFA Europa League Group H action on Thursday night. The Bhoys fell to an embarrassing 4-1 defeat when the two teams clashed at Celtic Park a few weeks back. Can the Scottish champions restore some pride in Prague?

Celtic have had a miserable Europa League campaign up until now, collecting just one point from three Group H fixtures. The Hoops are rock bottom of the group and have conceded nine goals already. Unfortunately for Lennon’s men, we can see them losing again in midweek. Sparta were sparkling in Glasgow in the reverse match, and we like the look of Prague to win with a -1 goal handicap on home soil this Thursday, which you can get at the top odds of 11/4.

26th Nov 2020

17:55 - Sporting Braga v Leicester

Leicester City to Win -1 Goal @ 11/4

Brendan Rodgers’ in-form Leicester City are well on their way to the knockout stages of the 2020-21 UEFA Europa League. The Foxes have looked the real deal in the Europa League so far, winning three out of three, scoring nine goals and conceding one up to this point. Leicester will be looking to make it 12 points from a possible 12 when they make the trip to Portugal to play Braga on Thursday.

City put on a stunning performance when the pair met at the King Power Stadium earlier in the month, running out impressive 4-0 winners. Kelechi Iheanacho helped himself to a brace, while Dennis Praet and James Maddison got the others. Our money is going on Leicester in this one. The Premier League outfit are available at odds of 11/4 to win with a -1 goal handicap.

26th Nov 2020

17:55 - Molde v Arsenal

Arsenal Win & BTTS @ 11/5

In UEFA Europa League Group B on Thursday evening, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal travel to Norway to take on Erling Moe’s Molde at the Aker Stadion. A win for the Gunners would see them safely through to the knockout stages of this season’s Europa League. The Premier League side will be the favourites in Molde, but the home team can be a tough nut to crack on their own patch.

In the reverse game at the Emirates Stadium earlier in the month, Arsenal came from behind to secure a comfortable 4-1 win in the end. In doing so, the London side took control of the group, moving three points clear of Molde. We fancy a similar kind of outcome in Norway on Thursday. Check out the Arsenal win and both teams to score at a nice price of 11/5.

25th Nov 2020

20:00 - Liverpool v Atalanta

Liverpool to Win Both Halves @ 10/3

Liverpool have dominated Group D of the UEFA Champions League, winning three out of three, scoring eight and conceding none. Jurgen Klopp’s men will be looking for another comfortable European victory when they entertain Serie A side Atalanta at Anfield on Wednesday night. As you would expect, the Premier League champions are the clear favourites to take maximum points from this one, but it might not be quite so easy an evening as the odds suggest if complacency creeps into the home side’s ranks.

Liverpool ran riot in Bergamo in the reverse game, with new signing Diego Jota helping himself to a hat-trick in the 5-0 romp – Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane got the others. The Reds are already five points clear of Ajax and Atalanta in Group D and – if they stay focused and ruthless – Liverpool should have no problems. We are backing Klopp’s boys to win both halves of this one at Anfield, which is available at a fair price of 10/3.

25th Nov 2020

19:45 - Bristol City v Watford

Watford to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Dean Holden’s Bristol City welcome Vladimir Ivic’s Watford to Ashton Gate this Wednesday. These two sides both have Premier League aspirations, and this promises to be an entertaining EFL Championship encounter in Bristol. Can the Robins fly to all three points on home soil, or will the Hornets return to Herefordshire with a big three points in the bag?

Bristol City made a solid start to their season before going five games without a win. Nevertheless, City have got back on track since. Watford are one of the title favourites, and Ivic has settled in nicely at Vicarage Road. This has the potential to swing either way, but we fancy the in-form Hornets to seal a narrow margin of victory at Ashton Gate. Have a punt on the away team to win by a one goal margin at odds of 11/4.

25th Nov 2020

19:00 - Millwall v Reading

Draw @ 13/5

Gary Rowett’s Millwall and Veljko Paunovic’s Reading meet at The Den in an intriguing fixture in the EFL Championship on Wednesday night. The Royals may have had a slump in form of late, but Paunovic has made a strong start at the Madejski Stadium on the whole, guiding Reading to seven wins from their first eight Championship matches. Can the boys from Berkshire secure the points in the capital on Wednesday?

Millwall have not lost many games this season, but the London side are an unpredictable outfit these days. Even without fans in the stadium, The Den is always a tough place to visit. The Lions head into this one as the favourites with the bookies, but we fancy Reading to hold the home team to a frustrating draw. If you agree, you can get the draw at the decent price of 23/10.

25th Nov 2020

19:00 - Middlesbrough v Derby

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

In the EFL Championship in midweek, Middlesbrough welcome lowly Derby County to the Riverside Stadium. The experienced Neil Warnock has made his Boro side hard to beat this season, and the home team will be looking for a positive result here. The Rams, who recently parted ways with Phillip Cocu, have made a woeful start to their Championship campaign.

As we touched on, Middlesbrough have been a tough nut to crack under Warnock this term. Boro could be dark horses for the play-offs, while Derby will be desperate to avoid a relegation scrap. These two sides played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Riverside Stadium back in January when they last met, and we fancy this one to end all square in North Yorkshire. The draw and both teams to score is available at odds of 15/4.

25th Nov 2020

17:55 - Olympiakos v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 6/5

Manchester City travel to Greece in midweek to take on Olympiakos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in UEFA Champions League action. City are one of the tournament favourites, and three points in Piraeus on Wednesday would see them safely through to the knockout stages of this season’s Champions League. After easing to three wins out of three so far, Pep Guardiola’s men are the big favourites in this one.

Man City came from behind to beat Porto at the Etihad Stadium in game one. The Premier League giants followed that up with comfortable 3-0 wins over Marseille and Olympiakos. Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Joao Cancelo got the goals in the easy victory over the Greeks in Manchester. We fancy Pep’s boys to keep another clean sheet on Wednesday. You can get City to win to nil at decent odds of 6/5.

24th Nov 2020

20:00 - Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest

Bournemouth to Win -1 Goal @ 21/10

Jason Tindall’s Bournemouth and Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest do battle at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night in the EFL Championship. After suffering the agony of relegation from the Premier League last term, the Cherries will be hoping for an instant return to the top tier. Bournemouth have made a steady start under their new boss, but can they secure all three points on home turf in midweek?

Nottingham Forest lost each of their opening five league and cup matches under Sabri Lamouchi. However, Forest have shown a big improvement since the experienced Hughton arrived. Tuesday’s clash at Bournemouth will be one of their toughest challenges yet, though. We can see the home side securing a comfortable victory at the Vitality. Have a punt on Bournemouth to win with a -1 goal handicap, which you can get at the decent odds of 21/10.

24th Nov 2020

20:00 - Man United v Istanbul Basaksehir

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 7/4

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United will be out for revenge when they welcome Okan Buruk’s Istanbul Basaksehir to Old Trafford this Tuesday night in UEFA Champions League action. The Turkish side picked up a 2-1 win when the pair clashed in Istanbul before the international break. Nonetheless, the Red Devils are the clear favourites in this one.

Man United made a stunning start to Group H, winning 2-1 against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes back in October. United followed that up with an impressive 5-0 home victory over RB Leipzig on Matchday Two, with Marcus Rashford netting a hat-trick at Old Trafford. The defeat in Turkey was a setback, but Solskjaer’s side should return to winning ways on Tuesday. We like the look of the home win and both teams to score at odds of 7/4.

24th Nov 2020

17:55 - Rennes v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 12/5

Chelsea continue their UEFA Champions League campaign with a trip to Roazhon Park to take on Julien Stephan’s Rennes this Tuesday evening. Frank Lampard’s boys and Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla have both picked up seven points from a possible nine so far so this could be a good opportunity for the Blues to edge towards finishing at the top of the group. Chelsea cruised to victory over the Ligue 1 side a fortnight ago – will the Premier League outfit claim another easy win in midweek?

Rennes have struggled in Champions League Group E, drawing one and losing two of their games thus far. As for Chelsea, after a 4-0 away win at Krasnodar, goals from Timo Werner (2) and Tammy Abraham gave the Blues a 3-0 victory over Rennes at Stamford Bridge in their last European encounter. We fancy Chelsea to get three points and keep a clean sheet in France. Take a punt on the away team to win to nil at odds of 12/5.

22nd Nov 2020

19:15 - Liverpool v Leicester City

Liverpool to Win -1 Goal @ 11/5

Champions Liverpool welcome the current Premier League leaders Leicester City to Anfield this Sunday night for a mouth-watering fixture. The Foxes are the surprise leaders as things stand, winning six of their opening eight. Ahead of this weekend’s fixtures, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds find themselves just a point behind in third. This promises to be a cracker at Anfield, but which side will prevail?

Since shock back-to-back home defeats to West Ham United and Aston Villa, Leicester have gone on to win six matches in a row in all competitions. As for Liverpool, they are unbeaten in seven league and cup games since that incredible 7-2 league defeat at Villa Park. Brendan Rodgers’ boys are a tough nut to crack, but Liverpool should make home advantage count on Sunday. The Reds have won by more than one goal five times this term. With that in mind we are going to back the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap here at odds of 11/5.

22nd Nov 2020

16:30 - Leeds United v Arsenal

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United welcome Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. United have made a decent start to their season, although their previous two games have ended in 4-1 defeats. As for the Gunners, they will be hoping to hit back after a shock 3-0 home loss to Aston Villa before the international break.

Leeds are down in 15th place in the table at present, but Bielsa’s boys have pulled off some eye-catching results this season. They have won three league games, taken a point off Manchester City as well as giving Liverpool a good game of it at Anfield. Arsenal have blown hot and cold, winning four and losing four of their opening eight. We fancy these two to play out a draw at Elland Road. We’ll be backing the draw and both teams to score at odds of 10/3 as we certainly can’t see the match ending goalless.

22nd Nov 2020

14:00 - Sheffield United v West Ham

West Ham United to Win to Nil @ 3/1

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United and David Moyes’ West Ham United clash in Premier League action at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon. The Blades are bottom of the league having taken just one point from eight games thus far. Sheffield United could really do with their first league win of the season this weekend, but the Hammers head to the Steel City in good form and are favourites to get the victory.

West Ham have won three, lost three and drawn two of their opening eight matches. Before the international break, a late goal from Tomas Soucek gave the Irons a 1-0 home victory over Fulham. Sheffield United have lost without scoring on four occasions already this season and there have been no obvious signs they are in a position to turn things around. As such, we’re taking a punt on West Ham to win to nil at Bramall Lane, which is nicely priced at odds of 3/1.

21st Nov 2020

20:00 - Manchester United v West Brom

Manchester United to Win Both Halves @ 7/4

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United entertain Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion in Premier League action at Old Trafford this Saturday night. With the Red Devils down in 14th place at present, only three points will do for the home team. Albion, who were promoted from the EFL Championship last term, have yet to win a Premier League game this season and we do not see them starting here.

Before the break, two Bruno Fernandes goals and a late strike from Edinson Cavani gave United an impressive 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park. However, that was just their third Premier League victory of the season. As for the Baggies, they have drawn three and lost five of their opening eight. Man Utd are a streaky side and we fancy they will go on a good run now. They should sail past West Brom at Old Trafford this weekend so back the hosts to win both halves at solid odds of 7/4.

21st Nov 2020

17:30 - Tottenham v Manchester City

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

The standout game of the round in the Premier League this weekend sees Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City lock horns at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Jose Mourinho’s Spurs have started well, sitting a point behind leaders Leicester City in second place. Pep Guardiola’s Man City are already six points adrift of the top, although the Citizens do have a game in hand. This is a massive fixture for both clubs with a little extra spice coming from the animosity between the two managers.

Tottenham have recovered well from their opening day defeat to Everton, going on to win five and draw two of seven in the league. Man City have yet to get going, but Pep’s boys are unbeaten in their last nine across all competitions (six wins, three draws). We fancy these heavyweights to play out an entertaining draw in the capital. The draw and both teams to score is available at 15/4.

21st Nov 2020

15:00 - Aston Villa v Brighton

Aston Villa Win and BTTS @ 3/1

Villa have surprised everyone this season, not least Liverpool who they battered 7-2 in one of the shocks of the Premier League. Depending on other results they could go top of the table with a win here and we expect them to do that against a Brighton outfit struggling, down in 16th and with just one win to their name. Brighton have probably played better at times than results suggest but things have not quite gone their way.

Villa will certainly be a tough nut for them to crack this weekend, with the Midlands outfit thriving with the ever-improving Jack Grealish pulling the strings and Ollie Watkins really taking well to Premier League life. The Seagulls have not had too many problems scoring this term though and we think they will get on the scoresheet here. They have notched in defeats against Spurs, Everton, Man United and Chelsea already this season so the Villa win and both teams to score is the way to go here at nice odds of 3/1.

21st Nov 2020

12:30 - Bournemouth v Reading

Bournemouth to Win -1 Goal @ 15/8

Jason Tindall’s Bournemouth and Veljko Paunovic’s Reading square off in Saturday’s early kick off in the EFL Championship. The Royals may be top of the table, but the Cherries are the clear favourites to pick up all three points at the Vitality Stadium. Reading will be desperate to avoid a fourth straight defeat, while Bournemouth will leapfrog their opponents to the top of the table with a home win.

Bournemouth have made a steady start to life back in the Championship, losing only one of their 11 games so far. After a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday, Tindall’s troops hit back with a 3-1 win at Birmingham City before the break. Reading are still top, but they head to the Vitality having lost three on the spin. Their expected goal stats suggest the current slump is a better indication of their true level and so we think they may struggle again here against a very decent side. We like the look of Bournemouth to win -1 at 15/8.

21st Nov 2020

12:30 - Newcastle United v Chelsea

Chelsea HT/FT @ 5/4

Premier League football is back this weekend, starting with Saturday’s early game at St James’ Park between Newcastle United and Chelsea. The Blues were beginning to hit their stride before the international break, winning four league and cup matches in a row. A slight change in formation has seemingly got the best out of the Blues’ new signings and they are looking good. Chelsea will be hoping to make it three Premier League victories on the spin with three points at St James’ on Saturday.

Steve Bruce’s Magpies have made a steady enough start themselves though, picking up three wins, suffering three defeats and drawing two of eight Premier League matches. Chelsea were sluggish out of the blocks, but Lampard’s men have won three and drawn two of their previous five in the league. The London side are in good shape, and the visitors should return to the capital with all three points. We fancy Chelsea to be winning at half time and full time (5/4).

20th Nov 2020

19:45 - Coventry City v Birmingham City

Birmingham City Win @ 31/20

Mark Robins’ Coventry City and Aitor Karanka’s Birmingham City square off at St Andrew’s in EFL Championship action on Friday night. These two clubs may share the same ground these days, but there will be no love lost on the pitch as both teams look for maximum points from this one. The Blues, who are five points ahead of the Sky Blues in the table, are the favourites.

Coventry were promoted as EFL League One champions last term, but they have had a tough time in the Championship up until now. Robins’ side have won two, drawn two and lost seven. Birmingham have made a slightly better start, though they have picked up just two wins since the opening weekend. This could be a close one at St Andrew’s, but our money is going on a narrow Birmingham win (31/20).

18th Nov 2020

19:45 - Wales v Finland

Wales to Win by One Goal @ 13/5

Wales and Finland square off in a vital UEFA Nations League fixture at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday night. The Dragons are top of League B, Group 4 with one match to play, a point ahead of the Finns, who recently sealed qualification for Euro 2020. A draw will see Wales through to League A, but the home side will be looking for all three points in Cardiff in midweek. This promises to be a cracking Nations League fixture between two teams punching well above their weight in football terms right now.

Wales have been incredibly solid in Group B4 so far, with all four of their wins ending 1-0. The Dragons are one of two countries yet to concede a single goal in this season’s Nations League. A clean sheet on Wednesday will see the Welsh promoted to League A and against a side that have hardly been free-scoring, they should manage that. This will no doubt be another close encounter, so our money is going on the hosts to win by one at 13/5, with the 1-0 home win also well worth backing at even longer odds.

18th Nov 2020

19:45 - Rep of Ireland v Bulgaria

Draw & BTTS @ 9/2

Can Republic of Ireland finally win a UEFA Nations League game when they welcome Bulgaria to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Wednesday? With Ireland on two points, while the Bulgarians have taken just one point from a possible 15, Wednesday’s clash in the Irish capital is a huge one for the pair. Who will get the win and avoid relegation to League C?

A point will be enough for Stephen Kenny’s men, but the Republic will be gunning for all three at the Aviva. It has been another disappointing Nations League campaign for the Irish, but avoiding relegation is a must. These two sides drew 1-1 in Sofia in September, with Shane Duffy’s late equaliser giving Ireland a point. Have a punt on the draw and both teams to score on Wednesday at the tasty price of 9/2.

18th Nov 2020

19:45 - Northern Ireland v Romania

Romania Win @ 29/20

Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland take on Mirel Radoi’s Romania at Windsor Park on Wednesday in UEFA Nations League action. Norn Iron are bottom of League B, Group 1 and look certain to drop down to League C. It has been a miserable campaign for the Green and White Army, who also lost a UEFA Euro 2020/21 play-off last week.

Since battling to a draw in Bucharest on matchday one back in September, Northern Ireland have lost each of their following four Nations League games. Despite taking a late lead in Vienna last time out, Norn Iron went on to lose 2-1 to group leaders Austria at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion. The Romanians have been far from fantastic, but we can see Radoi’s men leaving Belfast on Wednesday with all three points. The Romanian win is priced at 29/20 and with home confidence in short supply that looks the value call here.

18th Nov 2020

19:45 - England v Iceland

England to Win to Nil @ 4/6

Gareth Southgate’s England welcome Erik Hamren’s Iceland to Wembley Stadium on Wednesday for their final UEFA Nations League fixture of the season. After a 2-0 defeat in Belgium at the weekend, the Three Lions’ hopes of reaching the Nations League finals were ended. However, England will be hoping to finish on a high with three points at home on Wednesday and against the group whipping boys they should deliver, even if the manager tries out some fringe players.

The English have won two, lost two and drawn one of five Group A2 matches. As for the Icelanders, they have lost all five of their fixtures, conceding a whopping 13 goals in the process. England have lost their last two Nations League games, but we fancy Southgate’s troops to end on a positive note at Wembley. Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game when the pair met in Reykjavik back in September. Back England to win to nil again at very nice odds of 4/6.

15th Nov 2020

19:45 - Austria v Northern Ireland

Austria to Win to Nil @ 6/5

Ian Baraclough takes his Northern Ireland troops to the Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna on Sunday to play Franco Foda’s Austria in UEFA Nations League action. The Austrians have been solid in League B, Group 1 so far, picking up an impressive nine points from a possible 12. In contrast, Norn Iron have taken just one point and look nailed on for relegation to League C.

It has been a tough Nations League campaign for Northern Ireland. After a good 1-1 draw with Romania in Bucharest, Baraclough’s side were beaten 5-1 at home by Norway in game two. 1-0 defeats to Austria and Norway have followed. This will be another stern test for the Green and White Army. Back Foda’s Austria to win to nil again, which is available at the tempting price of 6/5.

15th Nov 2020

19:45 - Belgium v England

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Roberto Martinez’s Belgium and Gareth Southgate’s England meet at Den Dreef in Leuven this Sunday for what could well prove to be a decisive UEFA Nations League fixture. Group A2 is extremely tight at present, with the Belgians top with nine points, and England and Denmark level on seven. After losing at home to the Danes last time out, can the Three Lions get back to winning ways at the weekend?

England came from behind to beat Belgium at Wembley Stadium in the reverse game last month, with Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount getting the goals. However, that remains Belgium’s only defeat of the campaign. Martinez’s men are incredibly hard to beat, and the hosts are the favourites in this one. With just one game left after this, both teams will be looking for maximum points on Sunday. However, we are backing the draw and both teams to score at 10/3, a result which could let Denmark move into the race for top spot.

15th Nov 2020

17:00 - Wales v Republic of Ireland

Wales to Win 1-0 @ 9/2

Wales and Republic of Ireland go head-to-head at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday in a UEFA Nations League fixture. The reverse game in Dublin may have ended in a 0-0 draw, but the Dragons and the Irish have had several ding-dong battles in recent times. With Sunday’s Group B4 showdown taking place in the Welsh capital, Wales are the favourites at evens.

Ryan Giggs’ men have been incredibly solid in this season’s Nations League up until now. After back-to-back 1-0 wins over Finland and Bulgaria, Wales battled to a 0-0 draw with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium a month back. The Dragons then returned to winning ways with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over the Bulgarians at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia. You can get the excellent odds of 9/2 for Wales to win 1-0 yet again and in a tight looking game that’s our call here.

15th Nov 2020

14:00 - Slovakia v Scotland

Draw @ 23/10

Steve Clarke’s in-form Scotland continue their UEFA Nations League campaign with a trip to Slovakia on Sunday. The Scots have been excellent so far, winning three and drawing one of their opening four Group B2 fixtures and promotion looks a real possibility. Victory at the Anton Malatinsky Stadium in Trnava at the weekend will seal Scotland’s move to League A of the Nations League.

When these two sides met at Hampden Park a month ago, Scotland secured a narrow victory on home turf. Lyndon Dykes, who has enjoyed a good run in the side of late, scored the only goal of the game. With promotion in sight, the Scots would love all three points from this one ahead of their final matchup against Israel. However, a draw would also be an excellent result for Clarke and his boys. The stalemate is priced at nice odds of 23/10.

12th Nov 2020

20:00 - England v Republic of Ireland

England HT/FT @ 19/20

Gareth Southgate’s England welcome Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland to Wembley Stadium on Thursday evening for an international friendly match. When these two last met, the pair drew 0-0 in a friendly in Dublin over five years ago. Incredibly, each of the last five meetings have ended in draws, while the Three Lions have not beaten the Irish since 1985.

England had been in good form before their shock 1-0 home defeat to Denmark in the UEFA Nations League last time out. That was their first reverse since a 2-1 loss to Czech Republic in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier in October 2019. Kenny has had a tough time since taking over the Irish national team, and Thursday’s fixture in London will be another difficult one for the Boys in Green. England are priced at odds of 19/20 to be winning at half time and full time.

12th Nov 2020

19:45 - Wales v USA

Wales to Win -1 Goal @ 7/2

On Thursday night at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales and USA lock horns in an international friendly match that will be a decent test for the home side. This will be the first meeting between the two nations since the States beat the Welsh 2-0 in a friendly in San Jose, California back in May 2003. The Dragons are a different animal these days, though, and the home team are the favourites to get the win in midweek.

Wales have been in good form lately, losing just one game across all competitions in well over a year. Since a disappointing 3-0 loss to rivals England at Wembley Stadium last month, the Welsh have hit back with four points from a possible six in their UEFA Nations League campaign. USA are also in good form, winning four of their past five matches, but we are backing Wales in this one. There is excellent value in the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 7/2.

12th Nov 2020

19:45 - Northern Ireland v Slovakia

Northern Ireland to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland go up against Slovakia at Windsor Park this Thursday for a place at next summer’s UEFA European Championship tournament. These two nations look well matched on paper, with the bookies having a tough time calling a favourite. Norn Iron will be looking to make home advantage count at Windsor Park, though the Slovakians will not be an easy nut to crack by any stretch of the imagination.

Both teams progressed through to the Path B final with penalty shootout semi-final victories. Northern Ireland drew 1-1 with Bosnia-Herzegovina, going on to seal a 4-3 win on spot kicks. Slovakia were held to a 0-0 home draw by Republic of Ireland, although they prevailed 4-2 on penalties in Bratislava. This will surely be another tight affair, with one goal potentially being enough to edge the tie. Home advantage might not mean so much without fans being present, but we’re backing the hosts to win by a one goal margin at odds of 10/3.

12th Nov 2020

19:45 - Serbia v Scotland

Serbia Win & BTTS @ 7/2

Scotland travel to Serbia this Thursday for a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying play-off. The Red Star Stadium in Belgrade is a tough place to visit, and Steve Clarke’s men are certainly the underdogs in this one. However, the Scots have improved of late, winning seven and drawing one of eight since losing 4-0 in Russia over a year ago. Can they cause an upset and book their place in next summer’s Euros or will the Scots stumble in Serbia?

Serbia are in patchy form, but Ljubisa Tumbakovic has several top players in his squad, and the home team will fancy their chances in this Path C final. The Serbians edged past Norway in Oslo in their semi-final, while Scotland beat Israel on penalties at Hampden Park. We can see the away side scoring in Belgrade, but Clarke’s boys could fall short on Thursday. The home win and both teams to score is available at a decent price of 7/2.

9th Nov 2020

19:45 - Oxford City v Northampton

Northampton Town HT/FT @ 13/8

Oxford City and Northampton Town go head-to-head at Marsh Lane on Monday night in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup. City currently ply their trade in the National League South, while the Cobblers were promoted to EFL League One via the EFL League Two play-offs last season. As you would expect, Keith Curle’s men are the big favourites with the bookies, but can Oxford City cause an upset on home soil?

The club from Marston have made a good start to their season, although they were beaten at home by Hampton & Richmond Borough last time out. Northampton have been steady at best in League One, taking 11 points from 11 games. Still, Town are unbeaten in two and should ease into round two of the FA Cup on Monday. There is a clear gulf in class and preparation between the two teams and so ultimately we predict a routine away win. Take a punt on the visitors to be winning at half time and full time at solid looking odds of 13/8.

8th Nov 2020

19:15 - Arsenal v Aston Villa

Arsenal to Win Both Halves @ 7/2

On Sunday night in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta’s in-form Arsenal entertain Dean Smith’s Aston Villa, who head to the Emirates Stadium having lost their last two. The Gunners have won three league and cup games on the spin, winning 1-0 at Manchester United last Sunday. Arsenal should move on to 15 points with a routine home win this weekend.

The London side have had a mixed start to their Premier League campaign, winning four and losing three of seven. Aston Villa won their opening four league matches, though Smith’s men have lost 3-0 and 4-3 in their last two. We fancy the Gunners, who have netted eight goals in their previous three, to secure a comfortable home win. You can get 7/2 for the hosts to win both halves of this one and that price looks more than fair to us.

8th Nov 2020

16:30 - Manchester City v Liverpool

Manchester City to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Premier League heavyweights Manchester City and Liverpool do battle at the Etihad Stadium this Sunday. Jurgen Klopp’s men may be the Premier League champions and current league leaders, but Pep Guardiola’s City are the favourites in this one. These two have been involved in several thrilling matches in recent times, and Sunday’s showdown in Manchester promises to be another enthralling encounter.

After six games played, Man City find themselves down in 10th spot in the Premier League table, already five points behind Liverpool, who have played a game more. City cannot afford that gap to extend to eight as we head into the final international break of 2020. Neither side have been at their scintillating best this season, but the pair are in good form, despite both having major issues at the back. Home advantage could be the deciding factor in this one, whilst Pep’s men also have slightly fewer defensive concerns. Back Man City to win by one at nice odds of 3/1.

8th Nov 2020

14:30 - Eastbourne Borough v Blackpool

Blackpool Win & BTTS @ 9/4

The magic of the Emirates FA Cup is back this weekend, and Eastbourne Borough of the National League South will be hoping for an upset when EFL League One Blackpool make the long trip south to Priory Lane in first round action on Sunday. Danny Bloor’s Eastbourne will relish the opportunity, but Neil Critchley’s men are the clear favourites to get the job done in East Sussex.

Borough have started their 2020-21 season in fine fettle, and they have already seen off Sheppey United and Dulwich Hamlet in the FA Cup so far. Blackpool have made an indifferent start to their League One campaign, winning four, losing six and drawing one. We fancy Eastbourne to give the Tangerines a really good game at Priory Lane, but our money is going on the away win. The Blackpool victory and both teams to score is nicely priced at 9/4.

8th Nov 2020

14:00 - Leicester v Wolves

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

Midlands duo Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers lock horns in a fascinating Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Foxes have made an excellent start, winning five of their opening seven to sit second behind leaders Liverpool. Wolves are just two points behind in sixth. Which way will this one go at the King Power?

Leicester have responded expertly well since back-to-back home defeats to West Ham United and Aston Villa, winning each of their last five in all competitions. Wanderers are also in fine fettle, collecting an impressive 10 points from the last 12 on offer in the Premier League. These two are hard to split on paper, and we can see the pair cancelling each other out in Leicester. Check out the draw and both teams to score at really big odds of 7/2.

8th Nov 2020

12:00 - West Brom v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 Goal @ 13/10

West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur square off in Premier League action at The Hawthorns on Sunday. The Baggies are still searching for their first league win of the season, while Spurs are just two points behind leaders Liverpool, with some believing their front three could see them mount a title challenge. Tottenham head to the Midlands looking for a fifth victory in six league and cup matches.

After winning promotion from the EFL Championship, life back in the Premier League has been tough for West Brom so far. Slaven Bilic’s boys have drawn three and lost four of their opening seven, conceding 16 goals along the way. In contrast, Tottenham are unbeaten in six league games since losing to Everton on the opening weekend. We fancy Jose Mourinho’s men to secure a comfortable victory at The Hawthorns. Back the visitors to win -1 at 13/10.

7th Nov 2020

20:00 - West Ham United v Fulham

West Ham United to Win -1 Goal @ 21/10

David Moyes’ West Ham United and Scott Parker’s Fulham clash in an all-London Premier League affair at the London Stadium on Saturday night. The Hammers have been in good form of late, with last weekend’s narrow loss at Liverpool being their first defeat in five games in the league. As for the Cottagers, last Monday’s victory over West Bromwich Albion was their first Premier League win of the season.

West Ham have had some tricky games of late, playing Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool in their last three, drawing two and losing one. The Irons have been excellent at home in recent fixtures, winning three and drawing one of their last four matches in all competitions. Fulham may have secured a rare victory last time out, but we are backing West Ham in this one. The home win with a -1 goal handicap is priced at odds of 21/10.

7th Nov 2020

17:30 - FC United of Manchester v Doncaster

FC United of Manchester Win & BTTS @ 16/1

Neil Reynolds’ FC United of Manchester of the Northern Premier League welcome EFL League One side Doncaster Rovers to Broadhurst Park for an Emirates FA Cup first round fixture on Saturday evening. Darren Moore’s Donny are sitting pretty in ninth place in England’s third tier at present, but this will no doubt be a tricky cup tie in Manchester for the Yorkshire club.

Since moving into their new home in 2015, FC United have been a tough nut to crack on their own patch. The Manchester club have been beaten just once at home so far this season. Of course, League One Doncaster are the clear favourites, but we can see Reynolds’ boys causing a big FA Cup upset on Saturday. Back the home win and both teams to score at chunking odds of 16/1.

7th Nov 2020

17:30 - Chelsea v Sheffield United

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 13/10

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea welcome Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United to Stamford Bridge in Premier League action this Saturday. The Blades are one of three clubs yet to taste victory, while the Blues are in seventh spot with 12 points to their name. United will be desperate for a positive result at the Bridge, but Wilder’s boys are the big underdogs in this one.

Since losing to Tottenham Hotspur on penalties in a Carabao Cup game back in September, Chelsea are undefeated in seven league and cup matches. After three draws, the London side have now won three in a row without conceding. In truth, Lampard’s boys should have no problems seeing off the lowly Blades in this one. Chelsea’s last five victories have come with clean sheets and we can see them achieving that feat again. Back the hosts to win to nil on Saturday at odds of 13/10.

7th Nov 2020

12:30 - Reading v Stoke City

Reading to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

EFL Championship leaders Reading entertain Stoke City at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Despite losing two in a row, the Royals remain top of the Championship table, three points clear of Swansea City in second. Can Veljko Paunovic’s men get back to winning ways on home soil at the weekend?

Reading started their season like a house on fire, winning seven and drawing one of their opening eight. However, it has been a disastrous week for the Berkshire club, who have lost to Coventry City and Preston North End. Michael O’Neill’s Potters conceded at the death to fall to a 3-2 defeat at Watford last time out, and we can see Stoke losing by a narrow margin again. Check out the decent odds of 10/3 for the home side to win by a one goal margin.

7th Nov 2020

12:30 - Everton v Manchester United

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Everton and Manchester United lock horns at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Saturday lunchtime. The Toffees have failed to win any of their last three since winning their opening seven league and cup matches of the season. As for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United, they have lost to Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir in their last two games and can’t find any level of consistency.

Everton’s dip in form has seen them drop from the top of the Premier League table down to fourth place. The Red Devils, meanwhile, have made a miserable start, losing three of their opening six games. Ahead of this round of fixtures, Man United are languishing in 15th place in the table with just seven points to their name. Both teams will be desperate for maximum points from this one, but we fancy the draw and both teams to score at Goodison at odds of 10/3.

6th Nov 2020

20:00 - Southampton v Newcastle

Southampton HF/FT @ 2/1

Southampton have made a superb start to their 2020-21 Premier League season, racking up an impressive 13 points from seven matches. After four wins and a draw from their last five, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints will be looking for another victory when Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United visit St Mary’s on Friday night. Will Southampton move on to 16 points and shoot up to the top of the table (albeit temporarily)?

Hasenhuttl’s side started the season with back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur. However, the Saints have been scintillating since, seeing off Burnley, West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Aston Villa. The Magpies picked up an excellent win over the Toffees last time out, but we fancy in-form Southampton in this one. Take a look at the tempting odds of 2/1 for the home side to be winning at half time and full time on Friday night.

6th Nov 2020

19:45 - Harrogate v Skelmersdale United

Harrogate United to Win to Nil @ 11/10

EFL League Two new boys Harrogate Town welcome North West Countries League outfit Skelmersdale United to Wetherby Road this Friday night in the first round of the 2020-21 Emirates FA Cup. Since four league and cup wins in a row, Town head into this cup clash having taken just one point from four league games. Can they get back to winning ways in the FA Cup?

Skelmersdale will certainly enjoy the occasion against the Football League club, but Harrogate will be looking for a comfortable home win in the cup on Friday night. The Sulphurites have picked up five wins across all competitions this season, with three of those coming with clean sheets. With that in mind, have a punt on the home team to win this one to nil at odds of 11/10.

6th Nov 2020

18:00 - Cardiff City v Bristol City

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

Severnside rivals Cardiff City and Bristol City lock horns at the Cardiff City Stadium in the EFL Championship on Friday evening. Both teams picked up much-needed wins in midweek, with the Bluebirds winning at home for the first time this season, while the Robins secured their first victory in six games. It is usually a spicy encounter when these two neighbours lock horns, but who will come out on top in this one?

Neil Harris’s Cardiff eased past Barnsley on home soil in midweek, which was their first home win since July. Before Bristol City’s 2-1 victory at the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday, Dean Holden’s Robins had lost three and drawn two of their last five games. Both fixtures last season ended in 1-0 wins for the away sides, and this will surely be another tight affair between the pair. With both sides capable of finding a breakthrough, we’re backing the draw and both teams to score at odds of 7/2.

6th Nov 2020

17:30 - Brighton v Burnley

Brighton & Hove Albion Win @ 17/20

Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion and Sean Dyche’s Burnley meet in Premier League action at the Amex Stadium this Friday night evening. The Clarets find themselves rock bottom of the Premier League table at present, having lost five and drawn one of their opening six matches. Brighton have also struggled, meanwhile, with the Seagulls picking up one victory, drawing twice and losing four times. This is a huge game for both clubs and even at this early stage of the campaign it could be viewed as a relegation six-pointer.

Since an impressive 3-0 win at Newcastle United on matchday two, Brighton have taken just two points from the following five games. Burnley have struggled to get going, with their sole point coming in a 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. Neither side are playing well, but we fancy Albion to nick the points on home soil. The Brighton victory is priced at decent enough odds of 17/20.

5th Nov 2020

20:00 - Celtic v Sparta Prague

Celtic to Win to Nil @ 8/5

Celtic and Sparta Prague meet at Celtic Park in UEFA Europa League action this Thursday. Having taken just one point from their opening two fixtures, Neil Lennon’s Bhoys really need all three points from this home fixture. AC Milan lead the way in Group H on six points, with Lille in second with four points to their name. Celtic have one point to their name thus far, while Prague have zero points from their two games.

The Scottish champions were 2-0 up at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy last Thursday, but they shipped two goals in the second half to leave Lille with a 2-2 draw. Sparta have already conceded seven goals in Group H, and Vaclav Kotal’s boys are likely to fall to a third Europa League defeat on Thursday. Celtic’s last five wins have come with clean sheets – back the Hoops to win to nil at odds of 8/5.

5th Nov 2020

20:00 - Leicester City v Braga

Leicester City to Win by One Goal @ 13/5

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City welcome Carlos Carvalhal’s Braga to the King Power Stadium for a UEFA Europa League fixture on Thursday night. The Foxes are back in form having won each of their last four league and cup matches since back-to-back Premier League defeats. Last time out, Leicester thumped Leeds United 4-1 at Elland Road in the league. Will City make it five wins on the bounce in the week?

Leicester and Braga have both beaten Zorya Luhansk and AEK Athens to take six points from a possible six in Group G. These two sides will surely go through to the knockout stages, but who will finish top of the group? With this one taking place at the King Power, Leicester should have the slight edge. You can get the tempting price of 13/5 for Rodgers’ boys to win by one.

5th Nov 2020

20:00 - Arsenal v Molde

Arsenal HT/FT @ 4/5

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal would take a giant leap towards the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League with victory over Molde at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday. The Gunners and the Norwegian side have both picked up six points out of six in Group B so far. However, Arsenal head into this home match as the big favourites to get the win and take control of the group.

After edging past Rapid Vienna on matchday one, Arsenal were far too strong for Irish side Dundalk at the Emirates last week. Eddie Nketiah, Joe Willock and Nicolas Pepe scored in a routine 3-0 home win. The north Londoners, who won 1-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League last Sunday, will fancy their chances against Molde this Thursday. Take a punt on Arsenal to be winning at half time and full time at a fair price of 4/5.

5th Nov 2020

17:55 - Benfica v Rangers

Rangers Win & BTTS @ 13/2

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are one of the form sides of European football at the moment. The Scottish Premiership giants have made a stunning start to their 2020-21 campaign, winning 16 and drawing two of their opening 18 league and cup matches. Can Rangers secure a 10th victory in a row when they take on Benfica at the Estadio da Luz in UEFA Europa League Group D action this Thursday?

The Glasgow giants have picked up six points thus far, beating Standard Liege 2-0 and Lech Poznan 1-0. Jorge Jesus’s Eagles have also won their opening two fixtures, scoring seven and shipping two. This will arguably be the Gers’ toughest challenge of the season yet, but we fancy Gerrard’s boys to get the three points in Lisbon. The away victory and both teams to score is available at a tempting price of 13/2.

5th Nov 2020

17:55 - Ludogorets Razgrad v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 Goal @ 10/11

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur travel to Bulgaria this week to take on Ludogorets Razgrad in a UEFA Europa League Group J fixture that the north London side could really do with winning. After defeat in Antwerp last Thursday, Spurs will be gunning for all three points at the Huvepharma Arena in Razgrad, but it might not be easy. Antwerp sit top of the group as things stand, with Tottenham and LASK joint second with three points each. Ludogorets are bottom having lost both matches so far, but they have the ability to raise their game on occasion.

Spurs kicked off their European campaign with an impressive 3-0 home victory over LASK. However, they were beaten 1-0 by Antwerp at Bosuilstadion last Thursday, leaving them on three points from a possible six. Tottenham are flying in the Premier League at present, and the London side should get back on track in Europe with a comfortable win on the road on Thursday. We’ll be backing the Lilywhites to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 10/11.

4th Nov 2020

20:00 - Chelsea v Rennes

Chelsea to Win to Nil @ 5/4

Chelsea are back in UEFA Champions League action in midweek, taking on French Ligue 1 side Rennes at Stamford Bridge in Group E. The Blues moved to the top of the group with a stunning 4-0 win at the Krasnodar Stadium last week. Will the Premier League outfit make it seven points from nine with victory over Julien Stephan’s side on Wednesday?

After a frustrating 0-0 home draw with Sevilla, Chelsea were outstanding in Russia last time out in Group E, walloping Krasnodar 4-0 thanks to goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic. Rennes started with a 1-1 home draw with Krasnodar before losing 1-0 in Seville last week. Chelsea have kept two clean sheets so far and Lampard’s men should stop Rennes from scoring at the Bridge. The Blues are priced at odds 5/4 to win to nil, which looks a good bet to us.

4th Nov 2020

19:45 - Derby County v QPR

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

At Pride Park on Wednesday night, Phillip Cocu’s Derby County host Mark Warburton’s Queens Park Rangers in the EFL Championship. The Rams have picked up just one win this term, but County go into this midweek fixture unbeaten in three (all draws). As for QPR, they secured a stunning 3-2 win over Cardiff City at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday.

Derby have been poor so far, losing five of their opening nine games. Having said that, Cocu’s men have been hard to beat in recent games. Last Saturday’s stalemate at Bournemouth was Derby’s third straight 1-1 draw. Before their dramatic win over Cardiff last time out, Rangers had not won since beating Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend of the season. QPR have drawn four times in the Championship this season, and we can see the London side leaving Pride Park with a point. Back the draw and both teams to score at odds of 10/3.

4th Nov 2020

17:55 - Istanbul Basaksehir v Manchester Utd

Manchester United to Win -1 Goal @ Evens

Manchester United make the trip to Istanbul for a European fixture on Wednesday night. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s boys have been excellent in UEFA Champions League Group H so far, but can they get all three points against Okan Buruk’s Istanbul Basaksehir at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium on Wednesday night? The Red Devils head to Turkey as the strong favourites to get the win but many a side have stumbled in Turkey in this competition.

Basaksehir have found it tough going in Group H so far, losing both their matches without scoring a single goal. United may have lost to Arsenal at home in the Premier League on Sunday, but they thumped RB Leipzig 5-0 at Old Trafford in the Champions League last Wednesday. Prior to that, Ole’s boys beat Paris Saint-Germain in Paris, which was an exceptional result. We fancy Man United will get the job done here and we’re willing to back them to win with a -1 goal handicap in midweek, which is available at a price of evens.

3rd Nov 2020

20:00 - Atalanta v Liverpool

Liverpool Win @ 11/10

Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to Italy on Tuesday night to play Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in UEFA Champions League action. The Reds have not been at their blistering best this season, but Klopp’s boys will move on to nine points from a possible nine in Group D with victory in Bergamo in midweek. We think Liverpool will get the job done, but it might not be a walkover.

Atalanta, who had a memorable Champions League campaign last season, have taken four points from their opening two fixtures. After a thumping 4-0 win over Midtjylland in Denmark, the Italians drew 2-2 at home with Ajax in their second game. Liverpool, meanwhile, have beaten Ajax 1-0 and Midtjylland 2-0. We can see the Premier League champions moving on to nine points with an away win in Italy on Tuesday night at a decent price of 11/10.

3rd Nov 2020

20:00 - Manchester City v Olympiakos

Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 11/10

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcome Pedro Martins’ Olympiakos to the Etihad Stadium this Tuesday in a UEFA Champions League Group C fixture. City are leading the way at the top of the group table, picking up six points out of six so far. In truth, the Premier League giants should be too strong for the Greek outfit in this one, but Pep will be taking nothing for granted in a season that has thrown up plenty of surprises thus far.

Man City came from behind to beat Porto at the Etihad in their opening Champions League game, which they followed up with an impressive 3-0 victory over Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in their last European outing. Olympiakos beat Marseille before losing 2-0 to Porto in Portugal last week. We fancy City to pick up all three points and keep a clean sheet on their own patch. You can get Man City to win to nil at odds of 11/10, which looks a fair price to us.

3rd Nov 2020

19:45 - Cardiff City v Barnsley

1-1 Draw @ 11/2

Neil Harris’s Cardiff City entertain Valerien Ismael’s Barnsley at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday night in EFL Championship action. Having picked up just two league wins thus far, the Bluebirds could really do with maximum points on home soil in midweek. However, City have yet to win at home this season. This promises to be an intriguing Championship battle in South Wales, and one which could go either way.

On the whole, Cardiff have been poor up until now, winning two, drawing four and losing three of their nine league matches. The Tykes have an identical record, but they have won their last two under new boss Ismael. Last time out, Barnsley shocked Watford with a 1-0 win at Oakwell. We can see the Yorkshire side leaving South Wales with a point on Tuesday. Cardiff’s last two games at home have ended 1-1, and we’re backing the 1-1 draw again in this one at a tempting price of 11/2.

3rd Nov 2020

19:45 - Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Win & BTTS @ 11/2

Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers entertain Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough at Ewood Park on Tuesday night in EFL Championship action. Rovers are in 14th place in the table after an indifferent start to the campaign, while Boro are riding high in fifth spot. Middlesbrough are unbeaten in eight games since losing at Watford on the opening weekend of the season. Will Warnock’s men extend that run with a positive result on the road in midweek?

Blackburn have been in poor form of late, losing four of their past five matches. In contrast, Middlesbrough have been superb in recent games, winning four and drawing two of their previous six in the Championship. After two home wins, can Boro pick up all three points on the road in midweek? We like the look of the visitors to win and both teams to score in what should be an open game. As such, we’ll be backing that outcome at odds of 11/2.

2nd Nov 2020

20:00 - Leeds United v Leicester City

Leeds United to Win by One Goal @ 15/4

While Fulham and West Bromwich Albion have struggled, Premier League new boys Leeds United have flourished in the top flight so far. On Monday night, Marcelo Bielsa’s boys will be looking for another positive result when Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City visit Elland Road. At the time of writing, United sit sixth and the Foxes are fourth. This promises to be an entertaining Premier League fixture in West Yorkshire and one that should be close.

Leeds have been extremely competitive so far this season, beating Fulham, Sheffield United and Aston Villa. They also held Manchester City to a draw at Elland Road and pushed Liverpool all the way at Anfield. Leicester have blown hot and cold, winning four and losing two. This is a tough one to call between two in-form teams, but we fancy Bielsa’s boys to get a narrow win on home turf. Back United to win by one at 15/4.

2nd Nov 2020

17:30 - Fulham v West Bromwich Albion

Draw & Under 2.5 Goals @ 11/4

Fulham have struggled to get going in the Premier League since gaining promotion via the EFL Championship play-offs. Scott Parker’s boys sit bottom, picking up just one point thus far and not really deserving all that much more. West Bromwich Albion, who were also promoted from the second tier, have not fared much better, drawing three and losing three of their opening six. It is still early days, of course, but this one at Craven Cottage already feels like a relegation six-pointer and both sides will be desperate to get a first win of the season on the board.

Fulham have lost five of their opening six Premier League matches, drawing the other one with fellow strugglers Sheffield United. As for Slaven Bilic’s Baggies, their three points have come in draws with Chelsea, Burnley and Brighton & Hove Albion. These two are evenly matched on paper, and we can see the pair playing out a tense draw at the Cottage on Monday. The draw and under 2.5 goals is priced at nice looking odds of 11/4.

1st Nov 2020

19:15 - Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion

Tottenham Hotspur to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion go head-to-head at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday night. Spurs were beaten in the UEFA Europa League in midweek, but the London side have not tasted defeat in the Premier League since losing to Everton on the opening weekend. Tottenham are the clear favourites in this one.

Mourinho’s men have made a steady start to their league campaign, taking 11 points from a possible 18 and in a strange season some are suggesting their front three could fire them to the title. Spurs sit just two points behind joint leaders Everton and Liverpool. Brighton have picked up one win so far, drawing two and losing three of the other five. The Seagulls caused Tottenham plenty of problems last season, but the home side should edge this one. Spurs’ last three wins over Albion have been by a single goal so back the hosts to win by one again on Sunday at the nice price of 11/4.

1st Nov 2020

16:30 - Manchester United v Arsenal

Manchester United to Win 1-0 @ 9/1

Old foes Manchester United and Arsenal lock horns in Premier League action this Sunday. After winning just two of their opening five, the Red Devils find themselves down in 15th place in the current table. As for the Gunners, they are not doing too much better and have already lost three of their opening six Premier League matches. This is a huge fixture for both clubs, but who will come out on top at Old Trafford?

Despite their poor league position, Man Utd have been in good form since that 6-1 battering by Tottenham Hotspur. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have won three of their last four, including two excellent UEFA Champions League victories against Paris Saint-Germain (away) and RB Leipzig (5-0). Since a narrow win over Sheffield United, Arsenal have lost their last two league games, losing 1-0 to both Manchester City and Leicester City. You can get the 1-0 Man Utd win this weekend at huge and good value odds of 9/1.

1st Nov 2020

14:00 - Newcastle United v Everton

Everton Win & BTTS @ 11/4

Premier League leaders Everton make the trip to St James’ Park to take on Newcastle United this Sunday. The Toffees were beaten for the first the first time this season last weekend, losing 2-0 to Southampton at St Mary’s. Carlo Ancelotti’s troops will be eager to get back to winning ways at the first time of asking. Everton are the favourites in this one and we think they will deliver the goods.

Steve Bruce’s Magpies have had a mixed bag of results so far, winning two, drawing two and losing two of six. In their last outing, United picked up a handy 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux. Everton won their opening four, though they head to St James’ having taken just one point from the last six on offer. We fancy the Toffees to strike back with a big three points on Sunday. The Everton win and both teams to score is priced at very nice odds of 11/4.

1st Nov 2020

12:00 - Aston Villa v Southampton

Southampton Win @ 9/5

With the chance to go top had they won, Aston Villa were brought back down to earth with a heavy 3-0 home loss to Leeds United last time out. Prior to that, the Villans had won their opening four in the Premier League, including a memorable 7-2 victory over champions Liverpool. This Sunday, Dean Smith’s men entertain Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton at Villa Park. The Saints have taken 10 points from their last four games and beat league pacesetters Everton in good style last time out.

Aston Villa shocked many with their stunning start, but last Friday’s disappointing 3-0 home reverse to Leeds was a poor result for the Midlands club. Since losing their opening two, the Saints’ season has taken off, winning three and drawing one of their following four. Southampton have travelled extremely well under Hasenhuttl, and we can see the Hampshire club leaving the Midlands on Sunday with all three points (9/5).

31st Oct 2020

17:30 - Liverpool v West Ham United

Liverpool to Win & Over 4.5 Goal @ 16/5

Champions Liverpool welcome in-form West Ham United to Anfield this Saturday for an intriguing Premier League fixture. The Reds have won three and drawn one of their last four league and cup matches since that shocking 7-2 reverse at Villa Park. The Hammers are unbeaten in four in the league, winning two and drawing two and playing some really nice football at times.

After thumping victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City, West Ham have held Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City to draws in their last two so they certainly know they can mix it with the best sides in the division. The London outfit will no doubt give Liverpool a good game at Anfield this weekend, but the Reds’ qualities should shine through in the end. In the last fixture between the pair, Liverpool edged a five-goal thriller on home turf. Given the mounting defensive problems the hosts have we recommend you take a punt on the home win and over 4.5 goals at big odds of 16/5.

31st Oct 2020

15:00 - Burnley v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win by One Goal @ 13/5

Sean Dyche’s Burnley entertain Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Turf Moor in Premier League action on Saturday. The Clarets have had a tough start, failing to win any of their opening five in the Premier League. As for Chelsea, they may have been beaten just once, but the Blues have drawn three of their previous four league fixtures. They got an excellent result in midweek though so will be feeling confident here despite the lack of preparation time. Will the Londoners prevail in Lancashire this weekend?

Burnley have taken just one point from five, drawing with West Bromwich Albion and losing to Leicester City, Southampton, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur. Last Monday, Dyche’s boys fought hard but fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat to Spurs. We can see something similar happening to the Clarets in this one. Check out the decent odds of 13/5 for Chelsea to win by exactly one goal at Turf Moor.

31st Oct 2020

12:30 - Sheffield United v Manchester City

Manchester City HT/FT @ 12:30

Pep Guardiola’s takes his Manchester City troops to Bramall Lane this Saturday afternoon to play Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United in the Premier League. City have not been at their best this season, but they did secure an impressive UEFA Champions league victory in Marseille in midweek. Will the Citizens be too strong for the struggling Blades at the weekend or will we see another strange result in this strangest of seasons?

Sheffield United have lost five of their opening six in this season’s Premier League, picking up just one point from a possible 18. Man City have played five league games, winning two, drawing two and losing one. After dropping points in three of their last four, Pep’s boys will be on the lookout for a comfortable away win on Saturday. Back City to be winning at half time and full time at Bramall Lane at very fair odds of 10/11.

31st Oct 2020

12:30 - Bristol City v Norwich City

Norwich City to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Bristol City and Norwich City square off at Ashton Gate this Saturday in EFL Championship action. Having won their opening four league games, the Robins head into this one without a win in four, drawing two and losing two. In contrast, the Canaries are unbeaten in four, picking up three victories and a draw. Those contrasting fortunes have yielded identical points and the duo sit seventh and sixth on 14 points.

Dean Holden’s Bristol City started the season like a house on fire, seeing off Coventry City, Stoke City, Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest in successive matches. However, since returning from the international break, the Robins have taken just two points from a possible 12. Norwich are beginning to find their feet, and we fancy Daniel Farke’s men to leave Bristol with maximum points. All four of their wins have been by one goal so back Norwich to win by one yet again on Saturday at the excellent price of 3/1.

30th Oct 2020

20:00 - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crystal Palace

Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win to Nil @ 15/8

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to Molineux this Friday night for a Premier League fixture. Since losing three league and cup matches in a row, Wolves are unbeaten in three, winning two and drawing one. However, after dropping points at home to Newcastle United last time out, Nuno’s boys will want to return to winning ways on Friday.

The Eagles have had a patchy start, but they did secure a big three points against Fulham at Craven Cottage in their last outing. That was Palace’s first victory since winning at Old Trafford in September. Despite their decent form, Wolves’ season has yet to really take off. Still, we fancy them to pick up a routine home win on Friday night despite the good away record the Eagles can boast. Wanderers’ three wins this term have come with clean sheets so against low scoring opponents, back Wolves to win to nil at 15/8.

30th Oct 2020

19:45 - Coventry City v Reading

Reading HT/FT @ 10/3

Surprising many, Reading have looked the real deal in the EFL Championship this season, dropping just two points up until now. Veljko Paunovic has hit the ground running at the Madejski Stadium, guiding the Royals to seven wins and a draw from eight league fixtures. After winning 4-2 at Blackburn Rovers in midweek, Reading will be looking for another three points when they take on Coventry City at St Andrew’s on Friday night.

In real contrast to their opposition, Mark Robins’ Sky Blues have found Championship life tough going so far. Since beating Queens Park Rangers on matchday two, Coventry have taken just two points from a possible 18. Unfortunately for City, we can see them falling to a third straight defeat on Friday. We like the look of odds of 10/3 for the league leaders to be winning at half time and full time in the Midlands.

29th Oct 2020

20:00 - Arsenal v Dundalk

Arsenal HT/FT @ 2/7

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal welcome Filippo Giovagnoli’s Dundalk to the Emirates Stadium this Thursday for a UEFA Europa League Group B matchup. The Gunners will be desperate to hit back with three points in Europe after a disappointing home defeat to Leicester City in the Premier League last weekend. Will Arsenal be too strong for the League of Ireland Premier Division team? We have to think they will, even if Arteta rests many of his best players.

Arteta’s troops came from behind to win their Europa League opener last week. Goals from David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were enough to give the London side a 2-1 win over Rapid Vienna in Austria. As for Dundalk, they let a lead slip to lose 2-1 to Norwegian side Molde in Dublin. In truth, Arsenal should cruise past the Irish side at the Emirates. Back the hosts to be winning at half time and full time (2/7), a great option for your midweek accas.

29th Oct 2020

20:00 - Rangers v Lech Poznan

Rangers Win @ 4/7

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have made a stunning start to their 2020-21 season. The Gers will be looking for another win when they entertain Polish side Lech Poznan at Ibrox this Thursday night for a UEFA Europa League Group D encounter. The Scottish Premiership leaders started the group with a superb 2-0 win at Standard Liege. Can the Teddy Bears move on to six points in midweek as they continue their great form both in Scotland and Europe?

Lech Poznan were on the wrong end of a six-goal thriller against Benfica at the Stadion Miejski last Thursday, falling to a 4-2 defeat. The Gers won 2-0 on the road, with goals from James Tavernier and Kemar Roofe doing the business in Liege including a stunning run and strike from inside his own half. Rangers have been in spectacular form this season, winning 14 and drawing two of 16 league and cup matches and we fancy the Glasgow giants to win again in midweek (4/7).

29th Oct 2020

17:55 - Lille v Celtic

Lille to Win -1 @ 13/8

After eight successive league and cup victories, Neil Lennon’s Celtic are without a win in three (two defeats, one draw). That unwanted run could stretch to four, as the Hoops take on Christopher Galtier’s Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in a tough UEFA Europa League Group H fixture on Thursday night. The French side are top after a thumping 4-1 win at Sparta Prague in their opener and should claim another win against the out of sorts Hoops.

The Bhoys kicked off Group H with a 3-1 loss to AC Milan at Celtic Park. After losing to rivals Rangers in the Premiership, Celtic dropped points again last weekend, drawing 3-3 at Aberdeen. Lille were excellent in Prague last Thursday, and Galtier’s troops should ease past the Scottish side at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Have a punt on the home team to win -1 at the decent odds of 13/8.

29th Oct 2020

17:55 - AEK Athens v Leicester City

Leicester City to Win to Nil @ 15/8

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City are in Greece on Thursday, as the Foxes play AEK Athens at the Olympic Stadium in a UEFA Europa League Group G game. Leicester are top after easing past Zorya Luhansk at the King Power Stadium last Thursday. City followed that up with an excellent win at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Can Rodgers’ boys make it three wins on the spin?

Massimo Carrera’s AEK Athens could struggle in the group. The Greek side were easily beaten on matchday one, losing 3-0 to Braga at the Estadio Municipal. Goals from James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho gave Leicester a 3-0 home win over Zorya. We can see a similar outcome in Athens this week. There is good value in the away team to win to nil at 15/8.

29th Oct 2020

17:55 - Antwerp v Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 @ 13/10

Jose Mourinho takes his Tottenham Hotspur troops to Belgium this Thursday to play Antwerp in UEFA Europa League Group J action. Spurs, who are one of the tournament favourites, kicked off their Europa League group campaign with a comfortable home win over LASK last week, while Antwerp won away at Ludogorets Razgrad. These were always likely to be the two battling it out for top spot so this game could well prove crucial.

Despite a couple of dodgy results here and there, Tottenham have looked good so far this term. Mourinho’s men were far too strong for LASK at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last week, with an own goal and strikes from Lucas Moura and Heung-Min Son giving the Lilywhites an easy 3-0 victory. Antwerp won on the road in their opener, but Spurs should come out on top at the Huvepharma Arena on Thursday. You can get Tottenham to win -1 at 13/10 and even with a changed XI they should have too much.

28th Oct 2020

20:00 - Manchester United v RB Leipzig

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 3/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United entertain Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig in a tasty UEFA Champions League Group H fixture at Old Trafford on Wednesday night. The Red Devils picked up a stunning away win at Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League opener. Can the three-time winners of this competition move on to six points with a home victory in midweek?

Since that shock 6-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur before the international break, United have hit back with two wins and a draw. In fact, the Red Devils have won five of their last seven across all competitions. Leipzig are a solid side under Nagelsmann, who may be interviewing for the Man City job with this game if you believe the papers, but United will fancy their chances of making home advantage count, even if there are no fans roaring them on. Red Bull are an attacking side though and we can see the visitors netting in Manchester, so take a punt on the home win and both sides to score at really nice odds of 3/1.

28th Oct 2020

20:00 - Krasnodar v Chelsea

Chelsea Win & Under 2.5 Goals @ 13/5

Chelsea continue their UEFA Champions League campaign with a trip to Russia to play Krasnodar at the Krasnodar Stadium on Wednesday night. With both matchday one fixtures ending in draws, all four sides in Group E are on one point. The Blues drew at home with Sevilla in their opener, but can Frank Lampard’s men pick up an invaluable three points on the road in midweek to take charge of the group?

Murad Musayev’s Krasnodar, who finished third in the Russian Premier League last term, have won just one of their last four across all competitions, losing 3-1 at home to Spartak Moscow in the league last time out. Chelsea are not in great shape either to be fair and have drawn three in a row since thumping Crystal Palace. Even so, the Londoners should edge past the Russian outfit on Wednesday. The away win and under 2.5 goals is available at 13/5 and that looks too big to us.

28th Oct 2020

19:45 - Rotherham United v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Two South Yorkshire sides go head-to-head at the New York Stadium in the EFL Championship on Wednesday night, as Paul Warne’s Rotherham United host Garry Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls remain bottom of the table on -4 points, having started on -12, while the Millers are currently in 18th spot with six points to their name. This is a massive game for both clubs with pride and points to play for.

Rotherham have struggled this season, failing to win since edging past Wycombe Wanderers on the opening weekend. Wednesday have suffered back-to-back home defeats, but Monk’s men have taken six points from a possible nine on the road. This could be close on the scoreline at the New York Stadium, but our money is going on the Sheffield Wednesday win. Back the visitors to prevail by exactly one goal at 11/4.

28th Oct 2020

19:45 - Derby County v Cardiff City

Cardiff City to Win to Nil @ 3/1

With Derby County losing five of their opening seven EFL Championship matches, the pressure is starting to mount on Dutch boss Phillip Cocu. The Rams were expected to mount a promotion push this term but nothing has gone right for them. This Wednesday night, Cocu’s troops welcome Neil Harris’ Cardiff City to Pride Park. The Bluebirds have taken seven points from a possible nine on the road. Can the Welsh side pile more misery on County in this one or can Derby finally get their season started?

It has been a woeful campaign for Cocu and his Derby side so far. The Rams have won one, drawn one and lost five, taking a mere four points from a possible 21. Cardiff have had a patchy start, but Harris’ boys are a tough nut to crack on the road. Cardiff have won two and drawn one of three away matches, keeping three clean sheets to boot. Put some money on City to win to nil in midweek at 3/1.

28th Oct 2020

19:45 - Bournemouth v Bristol City

1-1 Draw @ 6/1

Bournemouth and Bristol City meet in a fascinating EFL Championship fixture at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night. The Cherries are unbeaten in the league so far, winning three and drawing four of seven, while the Robins sit second in the table with 13 points to their name. Both sides will be gunning for all three points from this top of the table clash.

Jason Tindall has made a good start to his managerial career at the Vitality, guiding Bournemouth to 13 points from seven games. Dean Holden has also hit the ground running, with Bristol City winning four of their opening fixtures. The Cherries have drawn three in a row, and we can see the away team battling to a draw at the Vitality in midweek. Bournemouth’s last two have ended 1-1, and a repeat scoreline on Wednesday is available at big odds of 6/1.

27th Oct 2020

20:00 - Liverpool v Midtjylland

Liverpool to Win by 3 or More @ 10/11

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are back in UEFA Champions League Group D action on Tuesday night. Danish side Midtjylland, who were thumped 4-0 at home by Atalanta in their opener, make the trip to Anfield. As you would expect, the Premier League champions are the overwhelming favourites to get the win on home soil, with the bookies pricing them at just 1/9.

Liverpool edged a tight and tense encounter against Erik ten Hag’s Ajax at the Johan Cruyff Arena last Wednesday, with an own goal settling the game in the Reds’ favour. Things should be far more straightforward for Klopp’s boys at Anfield in midweek. We fancy the Merseyside heavyweights to claim a big Champions League home victory. You can get 10/11 for the hosts to win by three or more goals.

27th Oct 2020

20:00 - Marseille v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win -1 @ Evens

Pep Guardiola takes his Manchester City troops to the Stade Velodrome in France in midweek to play Andre Villas-Boas’ Marseille in UEFA Champions League Group C action. Les Olympians started their European campaign with a narrow loss to Olympiacos, while City secured a comfortable home win over Porto. Can the Premier League club move on to six points with victory in France on Tuesday?

Man City fell behind early on against Portuguese outfit Porto at the Etihad Stadium last week, but goals from Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres turned the game on its head to give the Citizens a routine home win. The Manchester giants have not been at their best this term, but they should cruise past Marseille in midweek. Take a punt on City to win -1 at evens.

27th Oct 2020

19:45 - Wycombe Wanderers v Watford

Watford HT/FT @ 13/10

Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers welcome Vladimir Ivic’s Watford to Adams Park this Tuesday for an EFL Championship fixture. The Chairboys have yet to take a single point in this season’s Championship, while the Hornets have picked up 14 and sit joint second in the table. Will Watford claim a comfortable win in Buckinghamshire in midweek?

Since winning promotion via the EFL League One play-offs, Wycombe have had a miserable time in the second tier. Wanderers have lost all seven of their Championship games, scoring two and conceding 15. Last weekend, they shipped late to lose 2-1 at Norwich City. Ivic has started life at Vicarage Road in fine fettle, guiding the Hornets to four wins from seven in the league. This should be a walk in the park for Watford. We like the look of the away team to be winning at half time and full time at 13/10.

27th Oct 2020

19:45 - Swansea City v Stoke City

Stoke City Win @ 21/10

Steve Cooper’s Swansea City and Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City clash at the Liberty Stadium in South Wales on Tuesday night in the EFL Championship. After going three games without a win, the Swans will be desperate for all three points on home turf in midweek. However, they are coming up against a Potters outfit who are unbeaten in seven league and cup games.

It has been a tough week on the road for Swansea. After a 1-1 draw at Coventry City, City battled to another 1-1 stalemate against Bristol City at Ashton Gate last Saturday. In contrast, Stoke picked up an excellent win against Brentford at the bet365 Stadium last time out, with Steven Fletcher, James McClean and Tyrese Campbell netting in a 3-2 victory over the Bees. We can see in-form Stoke winning again in midweek (21/10).

27th Oct 2020

19:45 - Brentford v Norwich City

Norwich City Win & BTTS @ 13/2

Thomas Frank’s Brentford and Daniel Farke’s Norwich City go head-to-head in a tasty EFL Championship encounter at the Brentford Community Stadium on Tuesday night. The Canaries have found their feet after a slow start, winning each of their last three. As for the Bees, they will want to bounce back from defeat to Stoke City last time out.

After back-to-back wins, Brentford’s 3-2 reverse at the bet365 Stadium was somewhat of a shock result. Farke’s Norwich are starting to get things right, as last weekend’s late win over Wycombe Wanderers at Carrow Road was their third Championship success on the spin. This will no doubt be a close game in the capital, but we fancy Norwich to edge it. Take a punt on the Canaries to win and both teams to score at 13/2.

26th Oct 2020

20:00 - Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur HT/FT @ 6/4

The final Premier League fixture of the round sees Sean Dyche’s Burnley and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur go head-to-head at Turf Moor on Monday night. Spurs have made a strong start to their season, but the Lilywhites let a 3-0 lead slip to draw 3-3 with rivals West Ham United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in their last league outing. Will Jose’s boys strike back with three points in Lancashire on Monday or will Burnley prove stubborn opponents?

Burnley are one of four Premier League clubs yet to pick up a win in this season’s Premier League. After four games, the Clarets have drawn one and lost three, which is rather out of character for them based on recent seasons. Tottenham, who cruised to a 3-0 win in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday evening, should leave Turf Moor on Monday with a comfortable victory. Take a punt on Spurs to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 6/4.

26th Oct 2020

17:30 - Brighton v West Brom

Draw @ 3/1

Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion and Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion lock horns at the Amex Stadium on Monday evening in Premier League action. The Seagulls have not won in the league since beating Newcastle United 3-0 at St James’ Park on matchday two. As for the Baggies, their last league victory came in last season’s EFL Championship.

It has been a tough start to life back in the top tier for West Brom, who have taken just two points from five games. Brighton have also made a poor start, losing two and drawing one of their previous three matches in the Premier League. Alexis Mac Allister scored late to rescue a point for Potter’s troops against rivals Crystal Palace last time out, and we fancy this clash to end all square at the Amex. The draw is priced at odds of 3/1, which is decent enough to tempt us in.

25th Oct 2020

19:15 - Arsenal v Leicester City

Arsenal to Win -1 Goal @ 9/4

Arsenal and Leicester City go head-to-head at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday night in a tasty Premier League fixture. The Gunners have made a solid start to their campaign, winning seven of their opening nine league and cup matches so far. As for the Foxes, they followed up back-to-back league losses with a comfortable win in the UEFA Europa League On Thursday evening.

These two sides have already met this season, with Arsenal winning 2-0 at the King Power Stadium last month in Carabao Cup action. Mikel Arteta’s men have been hard to beat this term, with only Liverpool and Manchester City getting the better of the north London club up until now. Arsenal will fancy their chances of securing a fourth league win of the season on Sunday. Back the Gunners to beat the Foxes with a -1 goal handicap again at odds of 9/4.

25th Oct 2020

16:30 - Wolves v Newcastle United

Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win to Nil @ 7/4

Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a mixed bag of results so far this season, but Wolves will be gunning for three Premier League victories on the spin this weekend. On Sunday afternoon, Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United make the trip to Molineux. Wanderers are the clear favourites on home soil, but can the Magpies give the home team something to thing about?

Since a shock 4-0 defeat to West Ham United at the London Stadium, Wolves have hit back with much-needed back-to-back wins in the Premier League. Nuno’s troops beat Fulham 1-0 at Molineux, which they followed up with a 1-0 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road last Monday. We are backing Wolves to make it three victories on the bounce this Sunday. Having kept clean sheets in all three of their league successes so far, we’re backing the hosts to win to nil again at a decent price of 7/4.

25th Oct 2020

14:00 - Southampton v Everton

Everton Win & BTTS @ 15/4

Premier League leaders Everton travel to St Mary’s to play Southampton on Sunday. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have been superb so far, dropping just two points from five games, and they’ll be doing all they can to maintain their momentum. As for the Saints, they have taken a respectable seven points from a possible 15 thus far. After drawing at home with rivals Liverpool last time out, the Toffees will be eager to get back to winning ways this weekend. They will certainly be confident of getting the victory.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have been in good form of late, beating Burnley and West Bromwich Albion and drawing with Chelsea in their last three matches. Before last weekend’s stalemate in the Merseyside derby, Ancelotti’s troops had won seven league and cup matches in a row. We fancy the in-form Toffees to leave St Mary’s with maximum points on Sunday. There is good value in the away win and both teams to score at odds of 15/4.

24th Oct 2020

20:00 - Liverpool v Sheffield United

Liverpool to Win to Nil @ Evens

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool welcome Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United to Anfield for a Premier League fixture on Saturday night. The Premier League champions will be looking for their first league victory in three having lost at Aston Villa before the international break and drawn with rivals Everton at Goodison Park last weekend. The Blades have struggled so far, and Liverpool, even with their injury problems at the back, should cruise to all three points on home turf this Saturday.

After going three league and cup games without a win, Klopp’s boys picked up an excellent 1-0 away victory at Ajax in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. Now, the Merseysiders will want to get back to winning ways in the Premier League. Sheffield United have picked up just one point from a possible 15 so far, failing to score in three of their five fixtures. They don’t have the firepower to get at Liverpool’s suspect back line so back the Reds to win this one to nil at evens.

24th Oct 2020

17:30 - Manchester United v Chelsea

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 3/1

Perhaps the biggest game of the weekend sees Manchester United and Chelsea lock horns in a heavyweight Premier League tussle at Old Trafford this Saturday. These two English giants have played out several memorable affairs throughout the Premier League years, and we should be in for another scintillating spectacle in Manchester on Saturday. Will United make home advantage count? Can the Blues return to the capital with all three points?

After the embarrassing 6-1 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur, Man Utd have responded with two much-needed victories after the international break. Having won 4-1 at Newcastle United last weekend, the Red Devils performed superbly to deservedly beat Paris Saint-Germain away from home in the UEFA Champions League in midweek. Chelsea have had a mixed bag of results so far, winning only three of their opening eight across all competitions despite spending huge sums in the summer. We fancy United to edge this one on their own patch. The home win and both teams to score is available at cracking odds of 3/1.

24th Oct 2020

12:30 - Watford v Bournemouth

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

Vladimir Ivic’s Watford and Jason Tindall’s Bournemouth square off at Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon in the EFL Championship. This was a Premier League meeting last season, now both clubs are fighting to get back into the top flight. The pair have made good starts, with the Hornets sitting third on 13 points, while the Cherries are a point and a place behind. This promises to be a Championship cracker in Hertfordshire and may even prove to be a promotion six-pointer come the final reckoning.

Ivic, the latest boss on the managerial conveyor belt at Watford, has made a solid start to life at Vicarage Road, guiding his troops to four wins from six league matches. The Hornets have won their last two, beating Derby County at Pride Park and Blackburn Rovers at home. Bournemouth are undefeated in the Championship so far, winning three and drawing three. After back-to-back stalemates, Tindall’s team will be looking for all three points in Hertfordshire. However, we fancy the pair to play out an entertaining draw. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score (7/2).

24th Oct 2020

12:30 - West Ham v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win -1 Goal @ Evens

Pep Guardiola takes his Manchester City side to the capital this Saturday to play West Ham United in Premier League action at the London Stadium. David Moyes’ Hammers came from three goals down to draw 3-3 with rivals Tottenham Hotspur last time out and are in good form right now. Prior to that, United had thumped Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 and beaten Leicester City 3-0 at the King Power Stadium. Can the Irons cause an upset on Saturday against a City side who were in midweek action?

Man City have not been at their best this season, but they have won three and drawn one of their last four league and cup matches since that shock 5-2 home league defeat to Leicester. The Citizens have a stunning recent record over the London outfit, and Pep’s boys should put another three points on the board this weekend. They won 3-1 in midweek and a similar sort of outcome is what we predict here. You can get City to win -1 at evens.

23rd Oct 2020

20:00 - Aston Villa v Leeds United

Aston Villa to Win -1 Goal @ 3/1

In-form Aston Villa welcome Leeds United to Villa Park this Friday night for an intriguing Premier League fixture. This will be the first top flight meeting between these two famous clubs since February 2004. The Villans have shocked all and sundry by taking maximum points so far. Can they make it five wins from five on Friday evening?

Dean Smith’s troops have been sensational so far, seeing off Sheffield United, Fulham, Liverpool and Leicester City to take 12 points from a possible 12. After their incredible 7-2 home victory over the Premier League champions, Villa returned from the international break with a solid 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium last Sunday. Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds have been very competitive so far, but we fancy the Villans to move on to 15 points with a comfortable home win. Back the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 3/1.

23rd Oct 2020

19:45 - Nottingham Forest v Derby

Nottingham Forest to Win to Nil @ 9/4

On Friday night in the EFL Championship, Chris Hughton’s Nottingham Forest take on Phillip Cocu’s Derby County in a tasty East Midlands Derby at the City Ground. Both sides have struggled so far, with Forest on four points from a possible 15, while the Rams have just three points to their name. The Reds have improved under Hughton and the home side are the favourites in this one. But Derby are not going to give their regional neighbours an easy ride in this one.

Under Sabri Lamouchi, Nottingham Forest lost their opening four Championship matches. However, since Hughton arrived, the Reds have beaten Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park and drawn at home with Rotherham United. As for Derby, Tuesday’s defeat at Huddersfield Town was their sixth loss in seven in all competitions. County have failed to score in their last two, and though they’ll no doubt do all they can to win, we think they’ll fall short. As such we’re backing Forest to win to nil at odds of 9/4.

22nd Oct 2020

20:00 - Celtic v AC Milan

AC Milan to Win Both Halves @ 9/2

After their damaging defeat to bitter rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership last weekend, Neil Lennon’s Celtic must dust themselves down and get ready to kick off their UEFA Europa League campaign on Thursday night. The Bhoys welcome 18-time Italian champions AC Milan to Celtic Park for a mouth-watering game in Group H, one that fans will be gutted to miss.

This is an extremely tough group for Celtic, who also go up against Sparta Prague and Lille. Stefano Pioli’s Milan are one of the favourites to win the Europa League, and Lennon’s boys will be up against it from the very first whistle on Thursday. I Rossoneri are top of the Serie A after five wins from five, and Milan should leave Scotland with an easy victory in Europe. Back the away team to win both halves at big odds of 9/2.

22nd Oct 2020

20:00 - Leicester v Zorya Luhansk

Leicester City Win @ 2/7

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City welcome Viktor Skrypnyk’s Zorya Luhansk to the King Power Stadium this Thursday for a UEFA Europa League fixture. This will be the Foxes’ first ever game in this competition. After back-to-back losses in the Premier League, Leicester will be desperate for all three points from this one. Can City start their European campaign with a win and bounce back from domestic disappointment?

Leicester kicked off their season in superb style, winning their opening three Premier League matches, including a remarkable 5-2 win at Manchester City. However, they have lost to West Ham United and Aston Villa since then. Zorya have made a poor start to their league season, winning only one of six. Home advantage and a real difference in class should give Leicester the clear edge in this one. Put some money on the hosts to come out on top at 2/7 – short odds but still solid value.

22nd Oct 2020

20:00 - Tottenham v LASK Linz

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 Goals @ 12/5

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur start their UEFA Europa League journey with a home game against LASK Linz on Thursday night. Spurs are the strong favourites to win Group J, which also contains Ludogorets Razgrad and Antwerp. After letting a 3-0 lead slip to draw 3-3 with rivals West Ham United in the Premier League last weekend, Tottenham will be out for blood in this one.

Spurs, who were UEFA Champions League finalists in 2019, are one of the big hitters in this season’s Europa League. The Londoners should have no problems in the group, and we are expecting Mourinho’s men to start with a handsome win over the Austrian outfit at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in midweek. Check out the decent odds of 12/5 for the Lilywhites to win this one -2.

22nd Oct 2020

17:55 - Standard Liege v Rangers

Rangers Win & BTTS @ 15/4

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers have been in sensational form this season and they will really fancy their chances of a strong run in this competition. Can the Gers chalk up another win when they take on Standard Liege at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne in UEFA Europa League Group D action on Thursday night? Rangers may be a long way from home, but Gerrard’s men are the favourites to take all three points in Belgium.

The Glasgow giants have hardly put a foot wrong this term, winning 12 and drawing two of their 14 league and cup matches. Last weekend, the Light Blues beat Old Firm rivals Celtic at Celtic Park in the Scottish Premiership, with Connor Goldson netting both goals in a 2-0 win. We fancy the Glasgow giants to make it six victories in a row on Thursday night so back the away win and both teams to score at the very juicy looking odds of 15/4.

22nd Oct 2020

17:55 - Rapid Vienna v Arsenal

Arsenal HT/FT @ 13/10

Mikel Arteta takes his Arsenal troops to the Allianz Stadion in Austria this Thursday to face Rapid Vienna in their first UEFA Europa League fixture of the season. The Gunners have been in decent form in the Premier League this term, though they were narrowly beaten at Manchester City last time out. Can the London side return to winning ways in Europe on Thursday in a competition they will feel they have a great chance of winning?

Group B consists of Arsenal, Rapid Vienna, Molde and Dundalk. To be fair, the draw has been kind to the Gunners, who, like their north London rivals Tottenham, should win the group with ease. Arsenal have won six league and cup matches already this term, and Arteta’s men should cruise past Rapid Vienna in the Austrian capital in midweek. You can get Arsenal at the tempting odds of 13/10 to be winning at half time and full time at the Allianz Stadion and that looks big to us.

21st Oct 2020

20:00 - Ajax v Liverpool

Liverpool Win & BTTS @ 15/8

Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool team to Amsterdam on Wednesday night to play Erik ten Hag’s Ajax in UEFA Champions League Group D action. With Atalanta and Midtjylland also in their group, these two teams will almost certainly be gunning for top spot. Liverpool won this competition in 2019 but they were knocked out at the last 16 stage last term. How far will the Reds go this time around?

Having been thumped 7-2 by Aston Villa before being held to a 2-2 draw by local rivals Everton, Liverpool will be desperate to get back to winning ways on Wednesday. That will not be an easy task against the Eredivisie champions at the Johan Cruyff Arena, but the 2019-20 Premier League winners have a very strong squad and they will fancy their chances. There is good value in the Liverpool win and both teams to score at odds of 15/8.

21st Oct 2020

20:00 - Manchester City v Porto

Manchester City HT/FT @ 8/11

Manchester City begin their UEFA Champions League campaign with a home game against Porto on Wednesday night. Pep Guardiola’s men, who are one of the favourites to lift the trophy, will also take on Olympiakos and Marseille in Group C. Man City will be hoping to get off to a perfect start, and the Premier League club are the big favourites at the Etihad Stadium.

City secured a much-needed 1-0 home win over Arsenal last weekend, which was only their second league success of the season. Porto, the current Primeira Liga champions, have picked up just one point from their last two league matches. In truth, this should be a comfortable victory for the home side. You can get the tempting odds of 8/11 for Man City to be winning at half time and full time, which looks a solid option to us.

21st Oct 2020

19:45 - Watford v Blackburn Rovers

Watford to Win to Nil @ 12/5

Vladimir Ivic’s Watford and Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers lock horns at Vicarage Road on Wednesday evening in the EFL Championship. The Hornets sit fifth in the table as things stand on 10 points, with Rovers three points behind them in ninth spot. Watford are the clear favourites on their own patch and Ivic’s boys will be targeting all three points from this midweek Championship affair.

Last Friday, the Hornets got back to winning ways with a crucial 1-0 victory over Derby County at Pride Park, which was their third league success of the season. As for Rovers, since thumping Wycombe Wanderers 5-0 and Derby 4-0, they have taken only one point from two games and failed to score a single goal. With that in mind, have a punt on Watford to win to nil on Wednesday, which is available at the decent odds of 12/5.

21st Oct 2020

19:45 - Cardiff City v Bournemouth

Draw @ 9/4

There is a full fixture list in the EFL Championship in midweek, with 12 matches taking place across Tuesday and Wednesday. One of the standout games sees Cardiff City and Bournemouth go head-to-head at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday night. The Bluebirds have been strong away from home but poor on their own patch. Can Neil Harris’s men pick up their first home point of the season in midweek?

Bournemouth are sitting pretty in third place at the moment, winning three and drawing two to take 11 points from a possible 15. Victory in South Wales on Wednesday could lift the Cherries to the top of the table. Since Harris arrived in Cardiff, the Bluebirds have become one of the best away teams in the Football League. However, they have struggled on home turf. We can see this one ending in a draw in the Welsh capital at odds of 9/4.

20th Oct 2020

20:00 - Chelsea v Sevilla

Chelsea to Win 2-1 @ 15/2

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla square off at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night for a UEFA Champions League group game. The Blues are the favourites on home turf, but last season’s UEFA Europa League winners will not be an easy nut to crack. On their way to Europa League success last term, the Spanish side beat Premier League clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester United so they certainly won’t fear the Blues here.

Chelsea progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League last season, losing out to eventual winners Bayern Munich in the Round of 16. The west London outfit will be looking to go even further this time around. Tuesday’s clash against Sevilla will be tricky, but Lampard’s men are usually formidable at home, and the hosts should edge it. The 2-1 Chelsea win is available at the tempting odds of 15/2.

20th Oct 2020

20:00 - PSG v Manchester United

Paris Saint-Germain to Win -2 Goals @ 7/2

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his wounded Manchester United side to the Parc des Princes this Tuesday to take on Thomas Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain in UEFA Champions League Group H action. RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir are also in the group, meaning progression will not be a walk in the park for United. PSG reached the final of this competition for the first ever time last season, narrowly losing out to Bayern Munich. Man Utd could be in for a long night in Paris and their out of sorts defence will really be tested by Neymar and co.

The Red Devils have made a poor start to their Premier League campaign. In their previous home match, United were embarrassed by Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur, crashing to a heavy 6-1 defeat to the Londoners. PSG have found their feet after a slow start, and the Parisians should be too strong for Ole’s boys at the Parc des Princes. Take a punt on the hosts to win -2 at big odds of 7/2.

20th Oct 2020

19:45 - Norwich v Birmingham

Draw & Over 3.5 Goals @ 11/1

Norwich City welcome Birmingham City to Carrow Road on Tuesday night for an EFL Championship fixture. Daniel Farke’s Canaries, who were relegated from the Premier League last term, have been in patchy form at the start of this campaign. Nonetheless, can Norwich pick up their first home league victory since beating Leicester City back in February?

Aitor Karanka has made a solid enough start to life at Birmingham City, with the Blues drawing both of their away matches so far. Birmingham picked up the same number of points away from home as they did at St Andrew’s last season, and we fancy Karanka’s troops to battle to another draw at Carrow Road in midweek. When the pair met at St Andrew’s in the 2018-19 season, they played out an entertaining 2-2 stalemate. We think this could well be another goalfest, so back the draw and over 3.5 goals in this one at the huge price of 11/1.

20th Oct 2020

19:45 - Millwall v Luton Town

Millwall to Win by One @ 13/5

Gary Rowett’s Millwall welcome Nathan Jones’ Luton Town to The Den for an EFL Championship encounter on Tuesday night. The Hatters were one of the favourites for relegation before a ball was kicked, but Jones’ troops have made an excellent start so far, carrying on from their strong finish to the last campaign. However, The Den is a notoriously tough place to go, even without fans present. The Lions are the favourites in this one and rightly so, but it will be close.

Millwall were beaten just five times at home in last season’s Championship, while Luton suffered 15 away defeats. The London side have yet to win at home in the league this term, though, drawing with Stoke City and Brentford. This could be close on the scoreline in the capital, but we fancy the Lions to edge it on home soil. With that in mind, take a punt on Millwall to win by exactly one goal at a tidy price of 13/5.

19th Oct 2020

20:00 - Leeds United v Wolves

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United entertain Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road on Monday evening in a fascinating Premier League fixture. United, last season’s EFL Championship winners, have made a superb start to life back in the top tier. They have picked up seven points so far and have played with a refreshing fearlessness. Can Leeds move on to 10 points with a home win on Monday night?

After narrowly losing at Liverpool on the opening weekend, Bielsa’s boys bounced back with back-to-back wins over Fulham and Sheffield United. Before the international break, Leeds held Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to a draw at Elland Road. Wolves have made an indifferent start to the campaign, winning two and drawing two of their opening four matches. Having drawn at home last time out, we fancy United to battle to another stalemate on Monday. Check out the draw and both teams to score at odds of 7/2.

18th Oct 2020

16:30 - Tottenham v West Ham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 Goal @ 6/4

We have another derby up next as Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and David Moyes’ West Ham United do battle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this Sunday in an all-London Premier League affair. Tottenham have been in superb form of late, winning 7-2 against Maccabi Haifa and 6-1 at Old Trafford in their last two fixtures. Will Spurs be too strong for the Hammers, or can in-form West Ham spring another surprise this weekend?

Mourinho’s men are unbeaten since losing to Everton on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. West Ham head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium having won their last two in the league, thumping Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 and Leicester City 3-0. However, we are backing Spurs to secure a routine home victory on Sunday. There is good value in Tottenham to win -1 at 6/4.

18th Oct 2020

14:00 - Crystal Palace v Brighton

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

On Sunday afternoon, rivals Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion lock horns at Selhurst Park in Premier League action in the rather prosaically named M23 derby. After two wins, Palace head into this derby fixture having lost their last two. As for Brighton, they have lost three league and cup matches on the spin despite some good performances against tough teams along the way. Both sides will be desperate for all three points in the capital at the weekend.

These two have had several ding-dong battles in the Premier League in recent years. The Seagulls were unbeaten in three against the Eagles before last February’s 1-0 home defeat. The pair look well matched on paper, and Sunday’s showdown at Selhurst will no doubt be another close encounter between Palace and Brighton. Our money is going on the draw and both teams to score, which is available at the huge price of 15/4 in this goal-packed season.

18th Oct 2020

12:00 - Preston v Cardiff City

Draw @ 12/5

Preston North End entertain Cardiff City at Deepdale on Sunday afternoon in the EFL Championship. Before the international break, North End came impressively from two goals down to win 4-2 at the Brentford Community Stadium. As for Cardiff, all four of their Championship points have come away from the Cardiff City Stadium this season. Which way will this in intriguing fixture go in Lancashire?

Preston’s season finally came alive when they shocked Brentford last time out. Prior to that, the Lilywhites had taken just one point from a possible nine. The Bluebirds picked up a decent 0-0 draw at Blackburn Rovers before the break. Both sides have collected just four points from a possible 12 so far, and Sunday’s clash at Deepdale could go either way. We fancy the pair to cancel each other out and you can get the draw at very nice looking odds of 12/5.

17th Oct 2020

20:00 - Newcastle v Manchester United

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 12/5

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United will be desperate to get back to winning ways after their humiliating defeat last time out. Before the break, the Red Devils were beaten 6-1 by Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. This Saturday night, Man United make the trip to St James’ Park to take on Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United. Only three points will do for the away side but Newcastle won’t roll over for them.

Newcastle have made a steady start to their Premier League campaign, winning two, drawing one and losing one of their opening four games. The Red Devils have already been beaten by Crystal Palace and Spurs, though they did win their one and only away match at Brighton and Hove Albion. Ole will be demanding a response, and United should squeeze past the Magpies at the weekend. Check out the away win and both teams to score, which is available at odds of 12/5.

17th Oct 2020

17:30 - Manchester City v Arsenal

Manchester City HT/FT @ 21/20

This weekend’s standout fixture in the Premier League takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening, as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City welcome Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to Manchester. The Gunners have made a solid start and have certainly improved since Arteta left City to join life at the Emirates Stadium, but the home side are the odds-on favourites to be victorious in this one.

In their last home league match, City were shocked by Leicester City, crashing to a rather astonishing 5-2 defeat. Then before the break, Pep’s men were held to a 1-1 draw by Leeds United at Elland Road. Arsenal have taken nine points from a possible 12 so far, but Saturday’s game in Manchester will no doubt be a tough one. Having picked up just one point from their last two, Man City will surely return to winning ways in this one. You can get a decent price of 21/20 for City to be leading at half time and full time.

17th Oct 2020

15:00 - Chelsea v Southampton

Chelsea to Win -1 Goal @ 5/4

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea entertain Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton at Stamford Bridge in Premier League action this Saturday afternoon. The Blues thumped Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Bridge before the international break, while the Saints beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 at St Mary’s. Southampton were superb on the road last season, but Chelsea are the big favourites on their own patch this weekend.

Lampard’s boys have had a mixed bag of results so far this term, but the Blues will be buoyed after their big win over Palace. Southampton head to the capital having won their last two, beating Burnley and West Brom. But getting anything at Stamford Bridge this Saturday will be a tall order for Hasenhuttl and his troops. We fancy the hosts to secure an easy win and we will be backing Chelsea to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 5/4.

17th Oct 2020

12:30 - Celtic v Rangers

Celtic Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ 13/2

Rivals Celtic and Rangers do battle at Celtic Park this Saturday in the first Old Firm game of the 2020-21 Scottish Premiership season. These two will be battling it out for the title this term, and both clubs have made an excellent start. Having played a game more, Steven Gerrard’s Gers are a point ahead at the top of the table. Who will come out on top in this mouth-watering match on Saturday?

Neil Lennon’s Bhoys have dropped just two Premiership points so far, winning eight and drawing one. As for Rangers, they have won eight and drawn two of their 10 games thus far. Celtic are incredibly hard to topple on their own patch, with Lennon’s troops winning every home league game so far this season. This promises to be a cracker between two evenly matched teams in Glasgow, but we fancy the Celts to edge a thrilling encounter. Have a punt on the home win and over 3.5 goals at a price of 13/2.

17th Oct 2020

12:30 - Everton v Liverpool

Everton Win @ 11/4

Merseyside rivals Everton and Liverpool clash at Goodison Park in a mouth-watering Premier League fixture on Saturday afternoon. The Toffees have a woeful recent record against their neighbours, but Carlo Ancelotti’s men will fancy their chances this weekend having made a stunning start to their season. Can Everton finally get the better of their bitter rivals or will the Premier League champions bring their neighbours back down to earth?

The Toffees are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League table after winning four out of four matches thus far. Ancelotti’s troops have been on fire, seeing off Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool had won their opening three league matches, but the Reds were stunned at Villa Park before the international break, crashing to a heavy and almost unbelievable 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa. The momentum is with the Toffees and our money is going on the Everton win in this one at very nice odds of 11/4.

16th Oct 2020

19:45 - Derby County v Watford

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

The EFL Championship is back this weekend, with the action getting underway on Friday night with a tasty-looking match. Vladimir Ivic’s Watford make the trip to Pride Park to play Phillip Cocu’s Derby County. The Rams picked up their first win of the season last time out after three successive defeats, while the Hornets have collected seven points from a possible 12. This promises to be an intriguing Championship fixture in the East Midlands and both sides will fancy their chances of landing the three points.

A late Wayne Rooney goal gave Derby a 1-0 victory at Norwich City last time out, which ended a run of three straight league defeats. As for Watford, they won two and drew one of their opening three matches, but they were beaten at Reading before the international break. County will be desperate to build on their victory at Carrow Road, but we fancy Watford to leave Pride Park with a point. There is great value in the draw and both teams to score at odds of 7/2, and that is the bet for us in this one.

14th Oct 2020

19:45 - Croatia v France

France Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ 5/1

In a repeat of the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, Croatia and France lock horns in a UEFA Nations League fixture on Tuesday night. This one may be taking place at the Stadion Maksimir in Zagreb, but the French are the clear favourites to get the win. Portugal, the winners of the inaugural Nations League, lead the way in Group A3, ahead of Les Bleus on goal difference, so the margin of any France victory could prove crucial.

France started their Nations League campaign with wins over Sweden and Croatia. Last weekend, though, Didier Deschamps’ men were held to a goalless draw by Portugal at the Stade de France. The world champions will be eager to get back to winning ways in midweek. These two have been involved in some high-scoring meetings of late and we can see something similar evolving in this one. As such we’ll be backing France to win and over 3.5 goals to be scored on Tuesday at a nice price of 5/1.

14th Oct 2020

19:45 - Italy v Netherlands

Italy to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Italy and Netherlands lock horns at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo this Tuesday for a UEFA Nations fixture between two of Europe’s heavyweights. Things are very tight in League A, Group 1 ahead of this round of matches, as just one point separates Italy, Holland and Poland. Also, bottom side Bosnia-Herzegovina are only three points off top spot.

When these two sides squared off at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam last month, a Nicolo Barella effort just before half time proved to be enough to give Italy a 1-0 away win. This is likely to be another close battle between two evenly matched sides in Bergamo, but we fancy the Italians to edge past the Dutch once again. Have a look at the decent odds of 11/4 for the hosts to win by a one goal margin.

14th Oct 2020

19:45 - Bulgaria v Wales

Wales to Win to Nil @ 2/1

Ryan Giggs’ Wales could take another significant step towards promotion to UEFA Nations League A when they take on Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia on Tuesday night. The Dragons would move on to 10 points from four games with a win. Giggs’ men are in form and will fancy their chances in Sofia on Tuesday.

Wales picked up a handy 0-0 draw with Republic of Ireland in Dublin last weekend. Before that, the Welsh had started their Nations League campaign with 1-0 wins over Finland and Bulgaria. Wales have looked strong defensively up until now, and we fancy Giggs’ boys to get the three points and keep a clean sheet at the Vasil Levski National Stadium on Tuesday night. The away win to nil is nicely priced at odds of 2/1, which looks a good option to us.

14th Oct 2020

19:45 - Norway v Northern Ireland

Norway to Win -2 Goals @ 10/3

Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland make the trip to the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo in midweek to take on Lars Lagerback’s Norway. Norn Iron have had a poor UEFA Nations League campaign thus far, picking up just one point from a possible nine. As for the Norwegians, they have six points to their name. Can Northern Ireland cause an upset in Oslo?

Last month, Norway thumped the Green and White Army in Belfast, with Erling Haaland and Alexander Sorloth both scoring braces in a 5-1 romp at Windsor Park. Despite taking his side through to the UEFA Euro 2020 play-off finals, Baraclough has had a tough time in the Northern Ireland dugout so far. We can see Norn Iron crashing to another heavy Nations League defeat on Tuesday. Back the hosts to win with a -2 handicap at odds of 10/3.

14th Oct 2020

19:45 - Scotland v Czech Republic

Draw & BTTS @ 7/2

In-form Scotland entertain Czech Republic in a crucial UEFA Nations League match at Hampden Park on Tuesday night. The Scots have had a fine League B, Group 2 campaign thus far, winning two and drawing one of their three matches. Steve Clarke’s men are also through to the UEFA Euro 2020 play-off finals. Can Scotland extend their unbeaten run in midweek?

After drawing with Israel at Hampden on matchday one, the Scots picked up an excellent 2-1 win against the Czech Republic in Olomouc in their second match. Then last time out, Scotland edged past Slovakia with a 1-0 win at Hampden. The Czechs will be out for revenge in this one, but we fancy Clarke’s boys to hold Jaroslav Silhavy’s side to a draw in Glasgow. Put some money on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 7/2.

14th Oct 2020

19:45 - England v Denmark

England to Win -1 Goal @ 15/8

Gareth Southgate’s England welcome Kasper Hjulmand’s Denmark to Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night in UEFA Nations League action. This is a vital fixture for both sides, as the Three Lions lead the way in Group A2, a point above Belgium and three points ahead of the Danes. England would take a giant leap towards the Nations League finals with victory in London in midweek.

Southgate’s troops came from behind to beat the Belgians 2-1 at Wembley last weekend. In doing so, England moved to the top of League A, Group 2. Meanwhile, Denmark were too good for Iceland at Laugardalsvollur, cruising to a 3-0 victory in the Icelandic capital. However, Tuesday’s game in England’s capital will be a tough test for the Danes. Take a punt on the Three Lions to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 15/8.

11th Oct 2020

19:45 - France v Portugal

Portugal Win @ 13/5

FIFA World Cup holders France and current UEFA European Championship champions Portugal go head-to-head in a mouth-watering UEFA Nations League fixture at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Sunday night. The French and Portuguese have both picked up maximum points thus far, but who will prevail in France at the weekend? The home side are the favourites but we have a sneaky feeling an upset may just be on the cards.

Before beating Croatia 4-1 at home, Les Bleus started their campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over Sweden in Solna, with Kylian Mbappe scoring the only goal. Cristiano Ronaldo hit a brace in Portugal’s 2-0 success in Sweden last time out in the Nations League. Prior to that, Fernando Santos’ men put four past the Croatians in a 4-1 victory in Porto. France are the favourites, but the Portuguese are a tough nut to crack under Santo. Given the odds, our money is going on the away win at 13/5.

11th Oct 2020

19:45 - Poland v Italy

Italy to Win -1 Goal @ 13/5

Poland and Italy meet at the Stadion Energa Gdansk in UEFA Nations League action on Sunday night. The Italians currently lead the way in League A, Group 1, picking up four points from a possible six. As for the Poles, they have won one and drawn one so far. Roberto Mancini’s men head to Poland as the clear favourites, but can they leave Gdansk with maximum points to cement their position at the head of the group?

After narrowly losing to Netherlands in their opener, Jerzy Brzeczek’s men hit back with an excellent 2-1 away win against Bosnia & Herzegovina on matchday two. Gli Azzurri drew with Bosnia before winning 1-0 at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. Italy have the stronger team on paper, and the visitors should leave Poland with a comfortable victory on Sunday. Back Italy to win -1 at nice looking odds of 13/5.

11th Oct 2020

19:45 - Northern Ireland v Austria

Austria HT/FT @ 21/10

Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland have another tough UEFA Nations League matchup to contend with this weekend, as Franco Foda’s Austria visit Windsor Park in League B, Group 1 action. Baraclough’s boys will be desperate to respond after their humiliating 5-1 home defeat to Norway a month back. However, the Austrians head to Northern Ireland as favourites.

Last month’s heavy defeat was a setback for Norn Iron, especially as they started their campaign with an excellent 1-1 draw with Romania in Bucharest. As for Austria, they won 2-1 in Norway before losing 3-2 to the Romanians in Klagenfurt. We fancy Foda’s men to bounce back with a comfortable victory in Belfast at the weekend. Check out the decent odds of 21/10 for the away team to be winning at half time and full time at Windsor Park.

11th Oct 2020

19:45 - Scotland v Slovakia

1-1 Draw @ 11/2

Steve Clarke’s Scotland and Pavel Hapal’s Slovakia go head-to-head at Hampden Park in a UEFA Nations League fixture on Sunday. The Scots have made a solid start to their campaign, taking four points from their opening two fixtures. In stark contrast, the Slovakians are bottom of League B, Group 2 at present, but Hapal’s men can be a dangerous side on their day.

Scotland followed up a 1-1 draw with Israel at Hampden on matchday one with a hard fought win over Czech Republic in Olomouc. After going a goal down, strikes from Lyndon Dykes and Ryan Christie gave the Scots a memorable 2-1 victory. The Scots will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten record in the group on Sunday. We can see the hosts battling to a draw in Glasgow – the 1-1 stalemate is nicely priced at very big odds of 11/2.

11th Oct 2020

17:00 - England v Belgium

England Win or Draw @ 1/2

Gareth Southgate’s England and Roberto Martinez’s Belgium meet at Wembley Stadium in the UEFA Nations League this Sunday. These two nations went head-to-head on two occasions at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with the Belgians winning both matches. Can the Three Lions get some revenge in the Nations League on Sunday to give themselves a great chance of once again progressing in this competition?

In-form Belgium have started their campaign like a house on fire, winning two out of two and scoring seven goals. As for Southgate’s side, they left it late to beat Iceland in their opening League A, Group 2 fixture. The English then drew 0-0 with Denmark at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen. This is a tough fixture to call, but we fancy England to battle to at least a draw at Wembley. The England win or draw (double chance) is available at 1/2.

11th Oct 2020

14:00 - Republic of Ireland v Wales

Wales Win & BTTS @ 11/2

Republic of Ireland and Wales go head-to-head once again at the weekend. Sunday’s UEFA Nations League matchup at the Aviva Stadium will be the fourth meeting between the two countries in just three years. The Dragons have won the last two, beating the Republic home and away in the previous Nations League campaign. Can the Boys in Green get revenge in this enticing Group B4 encounter?

Ireland have had a tough start so far, collecting one point from a possible six. In contrast, Wales have won both matches to take control of the group. Ryan Giggs’ men have secured back-to-back 1-0 wins over Finland and Bulgaria and will face England in a friendly prior to this clash. The Dragons are a team bang in form at the moment, which could give them the edge in Dublin this Sunday. Back the away win and both teams to score at 11/2.

10th Oct 2020

19:45 - Ukraine v Germany

Germany HT/FT @ 20/21

Andriy Shevchenko’s Ukraine welcome Joachim Low’s Germany to the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev this Saturday for a UEFA Nations League fixture. After drawing their opening two League A, Group 4 games, the Germans will be looking for all three points in the Ukrainian capital. The home side have won one and lost one of their matches so far, and they are currently sitting one point behind leaders Spain in second spot.

Ukraine started the Nations League with a 2-1 win over Switzerland in Lviv. A few days later, though, Shevchenko’s men were hammered 4-0 by Spain in Madrid. Germany conceded at the death to draw 1-1 with the Spaniards in Stuttgart before drawing 1-1 with the Swiss in Basel. We fancy Low’s boys to get back to winning ways in Kiev at the weekend. There is good value in the away team to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 20/21.

10th Oct 2020

19:45 - Spain v Switzerland

Spain to Win -1 Goal @ 21/20

Spain and Switzerland square off in UEFA Nations League action on Saturday night in a game that could prove rather entertaining. After two games, La Roja lead the way in League A, Group 4, collecting four points from a possible six. As for the Swiss, they are bottom at present, losing one and drawing one of their opening two, so there is definitely room for improvement. Who will prevail at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium in Madrid?

Spain drew 1-1 with Germany at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart on Matchday One, which they followed up with a thumping 4-0 victory over Ukraine in the Spanish capital in their second game. Spain are on a tremendous unbeaten run, and they should see off Vladimir Petkovic’s Switzerland with ease on home soil this Saturday. Check out the tempting odds of 21/20 for Luis Enrique’s men to win this one with a -1 goal handicap.

8th Oct 2020

20:00 - England v Wales

England HT/FT @ 5/6

Old rivals England and Wales do battle in an international friendly at Wembley Stadium this Thursday that is sure to get the pulses racing. As expected, Gareth Southgate’s men are the clear favourites on their own patch, with the bookies pricing the Three Lions at just 1/3 to get the victory. However, the Dragons keep on improving under Ryan Giggs, and the away win is priced generously at odds of 9/1. Who will prevail in the English capital?

This will be the first meeting between the foes since they locked horns at UEFA Euro 2016 in France. England came from behind to get a 2-1 win in that one, but the Dragons went on to win the group and reach the semi-finals. The Three Lions have a good record in this fixture and, all things considered, Southgate’s men should edge past Wales at Wembley on Thursday. Take a punt on the hosts to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 5/6.

8th Oct 2020

19:45 - Scotland v Israel

Scotland to Win by One Goal @ 5/2

Steve Clarke’s Scotland welcome Willibald Ruttensteiner’s Israel to Hampden Park this Thursday in UEFA Euro 2020 play-off action. The Scots have not qualified for a European Championship since Euro ’96, which was played on English soil. But they are two games away from booking their spot in next summer’s tournament. If they see off Israel, Scotland will play either Norway or Serbia in Oslo or Belgrade in the play-off final next month.

These two nations know each other well having played three times over the past 24 months. They have met in both UEFA Nations League campaigns so far, drawing 1-1 at Hampden back in September. This will no doubt be another tight encounter between the two evenly matched countries, but we fancy Clarke’s boys to secure a narrow win on home soil. The hosts are priced at odds of 5/2 to win by a one goal margin in Glasgow, which looks worth a bet to us.

8th Oct 2020

19:45 - Slovakia v Republic of Ireland

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Pavel Hapal’s Slovakia and Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland square off in a UEFA Euro 2020 play-off fixture at Tehelne pole in Bratislava on Thursday night. The winners of this tie will take on either Bosnia-Herzegovina or Northern Ireland in Sarajevo or Belfast for a place in next summer’s tournament. Can Ireland get the win in the Slovakian capital?

Slovakia have been in patchy form over recent games, but they are always a tough nut to crack on home soil. The Republic have picked up just one win from their last six matches in all competitions. Each of the last four meetings have ended in draws, and we can see the pair playing out an entertaining stalemate in normal time on Thursday. The draw and both teams to score is priced at odds of 15/4.

8th Oct 2020

19:45 - Bosnia-Herzegovina v N. Ireland

Bosnia-Herzegovina to Win -1 Goal @ 13/5

Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland travel to the Stadion Grbavica in Sarajevo this Thursday for a UEFA Euro 2020 qualification play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina. This will not be an easy fixture for Northern Ireland, but can they upset Dusan Bajevic’s men? The home side are the favourites to get the win and book their place in the play-off final, while Northern Ireland are priced at odds of 16/5.

These two nations went head-to-head in the inaugural UEFA Nations League, with Bosnia beating Northern Ireland home and away. Baraclough has had a tough start, losing 5-1 at home to Norway in a Nations League encounter last time out. Unfortunately for the Green and White Army, we can see the Golden Lilies being too strong on home soil. Back the home team to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 13/5.

7th Oct 2020

19:45 - Portugal v Spain

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Fernando Santos’ Portugal and Luis Enrique’s Spain clash in a tasty friendly fixture at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon on Wednesday night. It’s certainly the pick of Wednesday’s matches, though Germany versus Turkey and France versus Ukraine could also be interesting. Portugal, the current UEFA European Championship champions, will back themselves on home soil against their near neighbours, but you can never rule out Spain with the class and ability they possess. The bookies are having a tough time splitting these two, and Wednesday’s game in Lisbon could go either way.

Portugal have been on a good run of results of late, winning seven of their last eight matches. Defeat to Ukraine last October remains their only loss in over two years. Spain have also been in good form in recent matches, winning 10 and drawing three of their previous 13 games. We fancy these two evenly matched nations to play out an entertaining draw in the Portuguese capital. The draw and both teams to score is available at odds of 10/3 which looks a decent price to us.

4th Oct 2020

19:15 - Aston Villa v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win Both Halves @ 7/4

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have opened their season with three wins out of three so far. Will the Premier League champions leave Villa Park with all three points at the weekend? Aston Villa have also started well, winning two out of two in the league. However, this will be a stern test for Dean Smith and his Villans. Liverpool are the strong favourites in this one and it would be a major surprise if the champions falter.

After edging past Leeds United in their opener, the Reds have beaten both Chelsea and Arsenal by two goal margins. Aston Villa gave Liverpool a real game at Villa Park last season, with Klopp’s boys scoring two late goals to win 2-1. In-form Villa have the potential be tough opponents once again, but the champions should cruise to three points in the Midlands. You can get a reasonable price of 7/4 for the away team to win both halves.

4th Oct 2020

16:30 - Manchester United v Tottenham

Manchester United to Win -1 Goal @ 9/4

The standout fixture of the Premier League weekend takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United host Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have won just one of their last five league and cup matches against United, and Mourinho’s men are the underdogs in this one.

The Red Devils were involved in a five-goal thriller at Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend, with Bruno Fernandes’ last-gasp penalty giving United a 3-2 away win. That was just what the doctor ordered for Ole’s boys after their poor defeat to Crystal Palace in their opening Premier League game. Tottenham have been incredibly busy of late, and Sunday’s fixture at Old Trafford will be a tough one for the London side. We fancy the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at a price of 9/4.

4th Oct 2020

14:00 - Wolves v Fulham

Wolverhampton Wanderers HT/FT @ 11/8

After last weekend’s shock 4-0 defeat at West Ham United, Nuno Espirito Santo will be looking for a big response from his Wolverhampton Wanderers players this Sunday. Scott Parker’s Fulham, who have lost three out of three so far, visit Molineux this weekend. Wolves will be desperate to hit back with three points from this one.

Wanderers were unusually poor at the London Stadium last time out, falling to a heavy 4-0 defeat in the capital. That was Wolves’ third consecutive loss in all competitions. Fulham’s return to the Premier League has been tough up until now, as the Cottagers have been beaten by Arsenal, Leeds United and Aston Villa. We can see Scott Parker’s men crashing to a fourth successive league loss on Sunday. Wolves are priced at odds of 11/8 to be winning at half time and full time.

4th Oct 2020

14:00 - Arsenal v Sheffield United

Arsenal to Win to Nil @ 6/4

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal entertain Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium in Premier League action this Sunday afternoon. The Blades have had a tough start to their league season so far, picking up zero points from their opening three matches. As expected, the Gunners are the big favourites to get the win in this one.

Arsenal kicked off their league season with an impressive 3-0 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. The London side followed that up with a narrow home victory against David Moyes’ West Ham United. After losing at Liverpool last weekend, Arteta’s troops will want to bounce back with three points at home this Sunday. This will be another tough one for Sheffield United, and we like the look of Arsenal to win to nil at a very fair price of 6/4.

4th Oct 2020

12:00 - Leicester v West Ham

Leicester City Win & BTTS @ 11/5

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will be looking to make it 12 points from a possible 12 when the Foxes welcome West Ham United to the King Power Stadium this Sunday in the Premier League. Last time out, Leicester secured a stunning victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Will City be too strong for the Hammers this weekend?

Leicester put on a masterclass performance at the Etihad last Sunday, with the excellent Jamie Vardy helping himself to a hat-trick. James Maddison and Youri Tielemans were also on the scoresheet in the extraordinary 5-2 win. West Ham sealed their first league victory of the season last weekend, thumping Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 at home, but Leicester should maintain their 100% winning record in the league. There is good value in the home win and both teams to score at odds of 11/5.

3rd Oct 2020

20:00 - Newcastle United v Burnley

Newcastle United HT/FT @ 3/1

Newcastle United welcome Burnley to St James’ Park this Saturday night for a Premier League fixture featuring two sides who could be battling for survival come the end of the season. The Magpies have four points to their name thus far, while the Clarets have lost both of their Premier League matches. Will Newcastle secure three points on home soil, or can Burnley get off the mark at St James’ Park?

Steve Bruce’s boys picked up a controversial point at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend, with Callum Wilson dispatching a contentious penalty right at the death. Sean Dyche’s troops have had a tough start, losing 4-2 at Leicester City and 1-0 at home to Southampton. Unfortunately for the Clarets, we fancy them to fall to another league defeat on Saturday. Check out the solid price of 3/1 for the home side to be winning at half time and full time.

3rd Oct 2020

17:30 - Leeds United v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ 15/8

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City meet in a mouth-watering Premier League game at Elland Road this Saturday. Leeds have made an excellent return to life in the top tier of English football, picking up six points from three games. In the game they lost they pushed champions Liverpool all the way and were unlucky to Anfield without at least a point. As for Man City, they will be hoping to hit back after last weekend’s shock home defeat to Leicester City.

After narrowly losing at Anfield on the opening weekend, Leeds have secured back-to-back Premier League wins over Fulham and Sheffield United. United will be up for this one, but City will be out for blood after their woeful 5-2 home defeat against the Foxes last Sunday. Pep’s boys should return to winning ways in style at the weekend. You can get a price of 15/8 for the away team to win with a -2 goal handicap at Elland Road, which looks worth considering.

3rd Oct 2020

12:30 - Norwich City v Derby County

Norwich City to Win -1 Goal @ 8/5

Daniel Farke’s Norwich City entertain Phillip Cocu’s Derby County at Carrow Road in EFL Championship action on Saturday afternoon. The Rams have made a woeful start to their season, losing all three league matches so far. Last time out, County were thumped 4-0 at home by Blackburn Rovers. Can Derby avoid a fifth successive league and cup loss on Saturday?

Norwich have made an indifferent start to their season, with the Canaries taking four points from a possible nine. After winning at Huddersfield Town on the opening weekend, City have drawn with Preston North End and lost to Bournemouth. Farke’s men will be eager to return to winning ways at the weekend, and the hosts should ease past Derby at Carrow Road. Back the home team to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 8/5.

3rd Oct 2020

12:30 - Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Draw & BTTS @ 5/1

London sides Chelsea and Crystal Palace lock horns at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Frank Lampard’s Blues have won just one of their last four matches in all competitions since winning 3-1 at Brighton and Hove Albion in their opening game. As for the Eagles, they have picked up six points from a possible nine so far, which isn’t a bad return.

Chelsea were dumped out of the Carabao Cup in midweek, losing on penalties to Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Since beating Brighton, Lampard’s boys have taken just one point from league games against Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion. Palace were beaten at home by in-form Everton last time out, but they edged past Southampton and Manchester United before then. We fancy Roy Hodgson’s men to leave the Bridge with a point this weekend. The draw and both teams to score looks a good option and is available at odds of 5/1.

2nd Oct 2020

19:45 - Coventry City v Bournemouth

Bournemouth to Win by One Goal @ 15/4

Jason Tindall takes his Bournemouth troops to St Andrew’s on Friday to play Mark Robins’ Coventry City in EFL Championship action. The Sky Blues have made a steady return to the life in the second tier, winning one, drawing one and losing one of their three matches so far. Friday’s clash against one of the title favourites will be a tough assignment, though. Bournemouth are a decent side who performed well in recent years in the top flight before getting relegated last term.

Bournemouth have started well in their new Championship home, picking up seven points from a possible nine. The Cherries beat Blackburn Rovers on the opening weekend before drawing 1-1 at Middlesbrough. Last time out, Arnaut Groeneveld’s goal earned them a 1-0 home victory over Norwich City. Both of Bournemouth’s league wins have been by narrow margins so far, and this could be another close one. We think the away team will just nick it though and we’ll be backing Bournemouth to win by a one goal margin at odds of 15/4.

1st Oct 2020

19:45 - Liverpool v Arsenal

Liverpool HT/FT @ 11/5

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal lock horns once again as the pair meet in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup at Anfield on Thursday. This will be the third meeting between the English giants this season. After beating the Gunners in the Premier League on Monday, will the Reds see off the London side yet again? Or will Arsenal raise their game sufficiently to make it through to the next round?

Arsenal beat Liverpool in the FA Community Shield back in August, but Klopp’s men eased to a 3-1 league victory at Anfield on Monday night. Both managers will chop and change their teams, which could make it a more even affair. However, we still fancy the Premier League champions to get the win and book their place in the final eight. You can get the tempting odds of 11/5 for the home team to be winning at half time and full time, which looks like the bet for us.

1st Oct 2020

19:00 - Aston Villa v Stoke City

Aston Villa to Win to Nil @ 15/8

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa welcome Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City to Villa Park on Thursday for a fourth round tie in the Carabao Cup. The Villans have made an excellent start to their season, winning all four league and cup matches thus far. Can Villa make it five victories on the spin and seal their passage through to the last eight of the EFL Cup?

Aston Villa, who reached the final of this competition last term (which they lost to Manchester City), have beaten Burton Albion and Bristol City so far. In the Premier League, Smith’s boys have seen off Sheffield United and Fulham without conceding a single goal. Aston Villa will be looking for a comfortable win in the cup before facing champions Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend. We thinking the home side have enough about them to win this one with room to space. As such we’ll be backing the Villa to win to nil at odds of 15/8.

1st Oct 2020

17:30 - Brentford v Fulham

Brentford to Win -1 Goal @ 7/2

London rivals Brentford and Fulham meet again even though their Championship play-off final is still fresh in the memory. This time, the pair square off in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup at the Brentford Community Stadium on Thursday night. The Bees have already seen off two Premier League clubs in the competition so far. Can Thomas Frank’s men make home advantage count and book their place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals?

After seeing off Wycombe Wanderers on penalties in the first round, Brentford have gone on to beat Southampton and West Bromwich Albion in the Carabao Cup. Fulham have got past Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday, but Scott Parker’s men have lost all three Premier League matches so far, which doesn’t bode well for them. We fancy the Bees to get the job done on home turf and get a small dose of revenge for their play-off defeat. There is good value in the home side to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 7/2.

30th Sep 2020

19:45 - Everton v West Ham United

Everton Win & BTTS @ 12/5

Carlo Ancelotti’s in-form Everton welcome West Ham United to Goodison Park on Wednesday for a fourth round tie in the Carabao Cup. The Toffees have been quicker out of the blocks than most sides this term, winning five league and cup matches in a row. As for the Hammers, they have won three of their last four in all competitions and are not likely to lie down in this one.

West Ham were superb on Sunday, walloping Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0 at the London Stadium in the Premier League. Before that, United beat Hull City 5-1 at home in the EFL Cup. Everton have also been excellent of late. The Toffees have won all five league and cup matches thus far, seeing off Salford City and Fleetwood Town in the Carabao Cup. The home side should edge this one at Goodison and we think there’s value in backing the Everton win and both teams to score at a price of 12/5.

30th Sep 2020

19:45 - Brighton v Manchester United

Manchester United Win & Over 3.5 Goals @ 7/2

Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion welcome back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United to the Amex Stadium for a fourth round fixture in the Carabao Cup this Wednesday night. These two teams played out a thriller at the Amex in the Premier League last weekend, with United scoring a penalty in the 100th minute to win the game 3-2. What unfolds in this cup match on Wednesday is open to question, but it is certainly no foregone conclusion that the favourites will triumph.

Man United have been nowhere near their best at the start of this season, but they will be full of confidence after last Saturday’s incredible win at the Amex. Brighton have been extremely competitive so far, winning three league and cup games in a row before their narrow defeat to the Red Devils last time out. We fancy this to be another enthralling match between the pair and our tip is for the United win and over 3.5 goals to be scored at odds of 7/2.

30th Sep 2020

19:00 - Burnley v Manchester City

Manchester City to Win -1 Goal @ Evens

After last Sunday’s humiliating home Premier League defeat to Leicester City, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will be hoping to hit back at the first time of asking on Wednesday night. City travel to Turf Moor to take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Despite last Sunday’s woeful result, the holders are the big favourites to win this one.

Burnley have lost both of their opening Premier League matches so far, losing 4-2 at Leicester and 1-0 at home to Southampton. However, they did win 2-0 at Millwall in the third round of the EFL Cup. Man City were poor against the Foxes last time out, falling to a deserved 5-2 league defeat at the Etihad. Guardiola’s boys will be out for blood in this one, though. We’ll be backing City to win with a -1 goal handicap at Turf Moor at a fair price of evens.

30th Sep 2020

17:30 - Newport v Newcastle

Newcastle United HT/FT @ 11/10

Mike Flynn’s Newport County and Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United clash at Rodney Parade in fourth round Carabao Cup action on Wednesday night. The EFL League Two outfit have had a good run in the cup so far, beating Swansea City, Cambridge United and Watford. Can the Welsh side see off Premier League opposition on Wednesday evening?

Newcastle have made a decent start to their season by their own usually erratic standards, winning three, drawing one and losing one of five league and cup fixtures. The Magpies made light work of League Two opposition in the previous round, thumping Morecambe 7-0. Newcastle should also be too strong for Newport at Rodney Parade in midweek. United were 5-0 up at half time at the Globe Arena, and the Premier League side are priced at odds of 11/10 to be winning at half time and full time on Wednesday which looks like cracking value to us.

29th Sep 2020

19:45 - Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

Chelsea Win & BTTS @ 5/2

London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea square off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night for a fourth round fixture in the Carabao Cup. With a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs, both teams will be desperate to win this one. Frank Lampard’s troops make the short trip to north London as favourites to progress but Jose isn’t going to want to taste defeat against one of his former clubs so he’ll have his players fired up for this one.

Spurs have had a mixed bag of results at the start of this season. After three league and cup wins on the spin, Mourinho’s men conceded late to draw 1-1 at home with Newcastle United in Premier League action last time out. Chelsea have also made an indifferent start, though they did put six goals past Barnsley without reply in the previous round of the EFL Cup. This could be a close affair, but we can see the Blues nicking it at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The away win and both teams to score is available at fair odds of 5/2.

28th Sep 2020

20:00 - Liverpool v Arsenal

Liverpool HT/FT @ 5/4

Giants Liverpool and Arsenal lock horns at Anfield in the Premier League on Monday night in the biggest game of the round. Something has to give on Merseyside, as both teams have picked up maximum points so far. Unsurprisingly, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are the strong favourites to get the win, but can Mikel Arteta’s Gunners cause an upset at Anfield and continue the revolution?

Liverpool have started the defence of their title with wins over Leeds United and Chelsea. Last weekend, Sadio Mane netted a brace in the 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. Despite their solid start, this will be a tough test for Arsenal, who won only four away league matches last term and have long been poor on the road. Moreover, Liverpool dropped just two points at Anfield on their way to the title, and they should see off the Londoners on home soil this Monday. We like the look of the hosts to be winning at half time and full time at a general price of 5/4.

28th Sep 2020

17:45 - Fulham v Aston Villa

Aston Villa Win @ 6/4

Scott Parker’s Fulham and Dean Smith’s Aston Villa go head-to-head at Craven Cottage on Monday evening for a Premier League fixture. Having lost both of their opening league matches, Parker’s Cottagers will be desperate for a positive result on home soil. As for Smith’s Villa, can they follow up last week’s win over Sheffield United with another three points?

Fulham are going well in the EFL Cup, but the Cottagers have been beaten by Arsenal and Leeds United in the Premier League, conceding seven times along the way. Aston Villa kicked off their league campaign with a 1-0 win over Sheffield United at Villa Park last Monday. The Villans are the slight favourites at the Cottage, and we can see Smith’s side securing a narrow victory in the capital following on from a good win in midweek. The away win is available at 6/4 and that looks a shade too big to us.

27th Sep 2020

19:00 - West Ham v Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers to Win 2-0 @ 9/1

On Sunday evening at the London Stadium, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers do battle in the Premier League. The Hammers have lost both league matches so far, while Wolves have taken three points from a possible six, having lost to Man City. West Ham will be desperate to get off the mark, but Wanderers are not an easy team to beat under Nuno Espirito Santo.

Wolves have an excellent recent record over the London side. Since they arrived back in the Premier League in 2018, the Midlands outfit have won all four league meetings without conceding a single goal. The Irons will want to avoid a third straight Premier League defeat, but our money is on the visitors in this one. Wolves beat West Ham 2-0 home and away last season, and a repeat scoreline on Sunday is available at very tempting odds of 9/1.

27th Sep 2020

16:30 - Manchester City v Leicester

Manchester City HT/FT @ 5/6

Manchester City will be hoping to make it six points from a possible six when they welcome top of the table Leicester City to the Etihad Stadium in Premier League action on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s men started their league campaign with an impressive 3-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux last Monday. The Foxes have made a good start, but Brendan Rodgers’ boys are the big underdogs in this one and would probably settle for a point despite their strong start.

Man City were very good at the Etihad last season, with only champions Liverpool picking up more home points. City won 15 of 19 home league fixtures, including a 3-1 victory over Leicester in December. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus earned the Citizens a 3-1 win at Wolves last Monday, and Man City will be looking for something similar on Sunday. The hosts are available at 5/6 to be winning at half time and full time and that seems more than fair.

27th Sep 2020

14:00 - Tottenham v Newcastle

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -1 Goal @ 6/5

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur welcome Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday for a fixture in the Premier League. Spurs were scintillating at St Mary’s last weekend, with Son Heung-Min scoring four, all assisted by Harry Kane, in the 5-2 rout. As for Newcastle, they followed up last weekend’s very disappointing 3-0 home league loss to Brighton & Hove Albion with a morale-boosting 7-0 EFL Cup victory at Morecambe in midweek.

Tottenham responded from their opening weekend loss to Everton by thumping Southampton at St Mary’s in their previous Premier League game. The Magpies won 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last term, but Spurs returned the favour with a 3-1 victory at St James’. Mourinho’s men should see off United on Sunday and there is good value in Tottenham to win -1 at odds of 6/5.

27th Sep 2020

12:00 - Sheffield United v Leeds

Leeds United to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

Yorkshire sides Sheffield United and Leeds United lock horns in a mouth-watering Premier League fixture at Bramall Lane this Sunday. The Blades will be searching for all three points after two losses so far. As for Leeds, can the division’s entertainers follow up last Saturday’s 4-3 home win over Fulham with another Premier League victory this weekend?

Sheffield United had a remarkable first season back in the top flight last term, although they have started their 2020-21 campaign with back-to-back defeats to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa. Leeds have been involved in two thrillers, losing 4-3 at Liverpool and beating Fulham by the same score at Elland Road. We fancy Marcelo Bielsa’s boys to edge this South v West Yorkshire derby in Sheffield on Sunday. Check out the solid odds of 10/3 for the visitors to win by exactly one goal.

26th Sep 2020

20:00 - Burnley v Southampton

Burnley to Win 2-1 @ 12/1

Having lost each of their opening three league and cup games of the season, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton could really do with three points in the Premier League this weekend. The Saints make the trip to Turf Moor to play Sean Dyche’s Burnley on Saturday night. Despite their poor start, Southampton head to Lancashire as favourites.

Burnley lost their opening Premier League match of the season at Leicester City last Sunday. However, they have won two out of two in the Carabao Cup, beating Sheffield United and Millwall. Southampton will still be licking their wounds after last weekend’s heavy 5-2 home loss to Tottenham Hotspur. This one could go either way at Turf Moor, but we fancy the hosts to nick a narrow victory on their own patch. You can get top odds of 12/1 for the Clarets to win 2-1.

26th Sep 2020

17:30 - West Brom v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win -1 Goal @ Evens

Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion welcome Frank Lampard’s Chelsea to The Hawthorns for a Premier League fixture on Saturday. The Baggies have found it tough going in the Premier League so far, losing 3-0 at home to Leicester City and 5-2 at Everton. They were also beaten in the EFL Cup by Brentford in midweek. Saturday’s game will be another stern test for Bilic’s boys but they will be desperate to try and stop the rot.

Chelsea brushed aside EFL Championship side Barnsley in the Carabao Cup in midweek, with Kai Havertz helping himself to a hat-trick in the 6-0 romp. That was just what the doctor ordered for the Blues after last weekend’s league loss to champions Liverpool. Lampard’s Chelsea should be too strong for West Brom at The Hawthorns this Saturday. The away side are available at evens to win -1.

26th Sep 2020

12:30 - Wycombe v Swansea

Swansea City Win @ 3/4

Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers host Steve Cooper’s Swansea City at Adams Park on Saturday afternoon in EFL Championship action. The Chairboys, who won the EFL League One play-offs last term, have lost both of their league matches thus far, crashing to a heavy 5-0 loss at Blackburn Rovers last time out. How will they fare this weekend?

Swansea will be content with their start and have begun their Championship season with four points from a possible six. After a good 1-0 win against Preston North End at Deepdale on the opening weekend, the Swans drew 0-0 with Birmingham City at the Liberty Stadium last weekend. Wycombe will be desperate for a positive result on home soil after a woeful start, but we can see Cooper’s Swansea taking three points back to South Wales. The away victory is priced at solid looking odds of 3/4.

26th Sep 2020

12:30 - Brighton v Manchester United

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

Manchester United travel to the Amex Stadium this Saturday afternoon to play Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League. The Red Devils kicked off their season with a disappointing home defeat to Crystal Palace last weekend, though they did ease past Luton Town in the Carabao Cup in midweek. Can United get a much-needed league win at Brighton?

The Seagulls were excellent at Newcastle United last Sunday, picking up an impressive 3-0 win. Since losing to Chelsea in their Premier League opener, when they probably deserved a draw, Albion have won three league and cup matches on the spin. Graham Potter’s men could be a tough nut to crack this season, especially if they can get things right at the Amex. We can see Brighton holding United to a draw on Saturday. The draw and both teams to score is very nicely priced at odds of 15/4.

25th Sep 2020

19:45 - Huddersfield v Nottingham Forest

Huddersfield Town to Win 2-1 @ 10/1

Carlos Corberan’s Huddersfield Town welcome Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest to the John Smith’s Stadium for an EFL Championship fixture on Friday night. Both teams have lost all three league and cup games so far, so Friday’s clash in West Yorkshire is a huge fixture for the pair. In the Championship, the Terriers have lost to Norwich City and Brentford, while Forest have been beaten by Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City. Both sides will be desperate for the points as they seek to try and move away from the foot of the table.

In this fixture last season, goals from Christopher Schindler and Steve Mounie gave Town a narrow 2-1 home win. We can see this one being another tight and tense affair at the John Smith’s Stadium, but Huddersfield could just have the edge on their own patch. The 2-1 home win is nicely priced at double-digit odds of 10/1.

24th Sep 2020

20:00 - Willem II v Rangers

Rangers to Win 2-1 @ 8/1

Eredivisie outfit Willem II entertain Scottish Premiership side Rangers in a UEFA Europa League qualifier on Thursday. This promises to be a cracking European fixture at the Koning Willem II Stadion in Tilburg, Holland, but can Steven Gerrard’s men return to Glasgow with a win? The Gers are the bookies’ favourites and whilst the SPL will be the focus, they will also want a good run in Europe too.

Rangers have made an excellent start to their season, winning seven out of nine league and cup matches. However, after last weekend’s frustrating 2-2 league draw with Hibernian, the Teddy Bears will be looking to return to winning ways in Europe this Thursday. Willem, who thumped Heracles 4-0 last time out, will not be an easy nut to crack, but our money is going on a narrow away win. Take a punt on Rangers to win 2-1, which is available at the massive price of 8/1.

24th Sep 2020

20:00 - Sporting Lisbon v Aberdeen

Sporting Lisbon to Win -1 Goal @ Evens

Ruben Amorim’s Sporting Lisbon welcome Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen to the Estadio Jose Alvalade in a UEFA Europa League qualifying fixture on Thursday night. This will be a very tough task for the Scottish Premiership side, who head to Portugal as the big underdogs. Nevertheless, the Dons have won six of their eight league and cup matches this term and will back themselves to cause an upset in Lisbon.

With the Portuguese Liga season yet to get underway, Thursday’s Europa League game will be Sporting’s first competitive fixture of the 2020-21 campaign. In contrast, Aberdeen have already played eight times this term. However, Lisbon are one of the most decorated sides in Portuguese football history, and even if they are a little rusty, Amorim’s men will be extremely hard to topple on Thursday. Back the hosts to win -1 at evens.

24th Sep 2020

20:00 - Bayern Munich v Sevilla

Bayern Munich to Win to Nil @ 7/4

Hans-Dieter Flick’s Bayern Munich take on Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla in the 2020 UEFA Super Cup in Budapest on Thursday night. FC Hollywood, last season’s UEFA Champions League winners, are in red-hot form, winning each of their last 22 matches across all competitions. Will the German giants be too strong for the Spanish side in the Hungarian capital?

Since drawing 0-0 with RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga back in February, Bayern have won every league and cup game. In the Champions League final in August, the Bavarians beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0. Also, they kicked off their 2020-21 season with an emphatic 8-0 win over Schalke last Friday. We can see the German champions getting a win and keeping a clean sheet on Thursday. Put some money on Flick’s boys to win to nil in Budapest at solid odds of 7/4.

24th Sep 2020

19:45 - Manchester City v Bournemouth

Manchester City to Win -2 Goals @ 9/4

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City begin the defence of their EFL Cup with a home fixture this week. Bournemouth, who were relegated to the EFL Championship last term, visit the Etihad Stadium in third round action on Thursday night. Man City have won each of their last 10 games against the Cherries and will be looking to make it 11 in a row here. Of course, City are the massive favourites in this one.

Guardiola’s men started their season with a 3-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Monday. As for Jason Tindall’s men, they beat Blackburn Rovers 3-2 before drawing 1-1 with Middlesbrough last weekend. In the second round of the EFL Cup, Bournemouth beat Crystal Palace on penalties. Despite seeing off Premier League opposition in the previous round, we can see the Cherries falling to a heavy defeat in Manchester on Thursday. Both managers will rotate but City have the far superior strength in depth so back them to win -2 at 9/4.

24th Sep 2020

19:45 - Lincoln City v Liverpool

Liverpool HT/FT @ 4/6

Liverpool begin their 2020-21 Carabao Cup campaign with a trip to Sincil Bank to play Michael Appleton’s Lincoln City on Thursday night. The Reds started their season with a penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal in the FA Community Shield, although they have won both of their opening Premier League matches since then. Will Liverpool ease into round four of the EFL Cup?

Lincoln have been excellent so far this season, winning four and drawing one of five league and cup fixtures. However, Thursday’s game against the champions of England will be an arduous task for the EFL League One outfit. Liverpool cruised past Chelsea in the league last time out, and Jurgen Klopp’s men will surely be too strong for Lincoln in the cup on Thursday. The Reds will make a lot of changes but even so, have a punt on the away team to be winning at half time and full time at 4/6.

24th Sep 2020

19:00 - Shkendija v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur Win & BTTS @ 2/1

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur are in Macedonia on Thursday in UEFA Europa League qualifying action. Spurs make the trip to the Tose Proeski National Arena to face Macedonian First League side Shkendija. This will not be an easy European tie for the Premier League team, but the north Londoners head to Macedonia as the strong favourites and have begun to settle into their season after a shaky start.

Shkendija finished third in their domestic league last term, picking up one of the Europa League places. So far, the Macedonian outfit have beaten Sumqayit and Botosani in the previous rounds. Tottenham left it late to see off Lokomotiv Plovdiv last week, coming from behind to win 2-1 in Bulgaria. Spurs should win this one, but it could be a tricky evening for Mourinho’s men. The Tottenham win and both teams to score is nicely priced at very chunky odds of 2/1.

24th Sep 2020

18:30 - Hapoel Beer Sheva v Motherwell

Hapoel Beer Sheva to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Stephen Robinson’s Motherwell travel to the HaMoshava Stadium to face Yossi Abukasis’ Hapoel Beer Sheva this Thursday in UEFA Europa League qualifying. This will be a tricky contest for the Scottish Premiership side, who head to Israel as the underdogs. Nevertheless, can the Steelmen cause an upset and secure a memorable away win in Europe?

Hapoel finished fourth in the Israeli Premier League last term, but the club won Israel’s top division three years in a row from 2016 to 2018. Motherwell edged past Northern Ireland side Coleraine on penalties in the previous round, but Beer Sheva will be formidable opponents for the Scottish team on Thursday night. We can see the hosts snatching a win in this one. There is good value in big odds of 11/4 for Hapoel to win by one goal.

24th Sep 2020

18:00 - Riga v Celtic

Celtic to Win -1 Goal @ 4/6

Neil Lennon takes his Celtic side to the Baltics on Thursday to play Latvian champions Riga in a UEFA Europa League qualifier. The Scottish giants will be desperate to book their place in this season’s Europa League after being dumped out of the UEFA Champions League in the qualifiers. The Hoops head to Riga as the clear favourites.

Since their disappointing exit from the Champions League, Celtic have hit back with four successive Scottish Premiership wins. The Bhoys have made a solid start domestically, dropping just two points so far. This is a massive game for the Hoops, but Lennon’s men should get the job done at the Skonto Stadium. We fancy the Scottish champions to secure a comfortable win in Riga. You can get the tempting odds of 4/6 for Celtic to win -1 on Thursday.

23rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Morecambe v Newcastle United

Newcastle United HT/FT @ 5/6

Steve Bruce takes his Newcastle United troops to the Mazuma Stadium in Lancashire on Wednesday night to play Derek Adams’ Morecambe in the third round of the Carabao Cup. After last Sunday’s poor showing against Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League, the Magpies will be desperate to avoid a cup upset in midweek.

Morecambe have had a mixed start to their season. Adams’ side have won three of their five league and cup matches, though the Shrimps were walloped 5-0 at home by Cambridge United in EFL League Two last time out. Newcastle had sealed back-to-back wins over West Ham United and Blackburn Rovers before Sunday’s shock 3-0 home loss to Brighton. United will be out for blood in this one. Back Newcastle to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 5/6.

23rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Leicester City v Arsenal

Draw & BTTS @ 10/3

Premier League sides Leicester City and Arsenal square off in the third round of the Carabao Cup at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night in what many will see as the tie of the round. This should be a fascinating cup match between two evenly matched teams, but who will book their spot in round four? The Gunners may be away from home, but Mikel Arteta’s boys head to the Midlands as favourites with the bookies.

Both Leicester and Arsenal have won two out of two in the Premier League so far. Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes have beaten West Bromwich Albion and Burnley, while Arteta’s Gunners have seen off Fulham and West Ham United. The pair are hard to split, and we fancy this tie to go the distance at the King Power. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score in the 90 minutes at odds of 10/3.

23rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Fleetwood Town v Everton

Everton to Win -1 Goal @ 11/10

Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town entertain Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton at Highbury Stadium in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday. The Toffees have made a bright start to their season, winning two out of two in the Premier League and easing past Salford City in the EFL Cup. Can Ancelotti’s men make it four wins out of four in midweek?

Fleetwood won four in a row in all competitions before last weekend’s 2-1 league loss at Peterborough United. Barton’s side will be pushing for the play-offs in EFL League One again this season, but their League Cup journey will surely come to an end on Wednesday. Everton have looked good so far this term, and we fancy the Merseyside outfit to make it four league and cup wins on the spin. Back Everton to win with a -1 goal handicap at a very fair price of 11/10.

23rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Chelsea v Barnsley

Chelsea to Win -2 Goals @ 11/8

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea entertain Gerhard Struber’s Barnsley at Stamford Bridge this Wednesday evening in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The Blues are one of the favourites to win this competition this season, and Lampard will be taking this game very seriously. Chelsea head into this home tie as the overwhelming favourites to get the win.

After last Sunday’s Premier League loss to champions Liverpool, the Londoners will be eager to strike back with a win at the first time of asking. The Tykes have had a poor start in the EFL Championship, losing two out of two matches so far, but the Yorkshire side have beaten Nottingham Forest and Reading in the cup. This will be a tough match for Barnsley, and Chelsea will surely ease into round four. We like the look of the home team to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 11/8 in a game they should win at a canter.

23rd Sep 2020

19:00 - Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday Win @ 10/3

Scott Parker’s Fulham and Garry Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday lock horns on Wednesday evening in the third round of the Carabao Cup. The Cottagers are the favourites to win this tie at Craven Cottage, but can the EFL Championship Owls cause the Premier League team one or two problems? This promises to be an intriguing cup clash in the capital.

Fulham have started life back in the Premier League with back-to-back losses to Fulham and Leeds United. However, they did beat Ipswich Town away from home in the previous round of the EFL Cup. Wednesday suffered a points deduction in the Championship, but the Owls have won three and drawn one of their four league and cup fixtures thus far. We are backing Monk’s men to secure a narrow win at the Cottage in midweek. The Wednesday victory is priced at decent odds of 10/3.

22nd Sep 2020

20:15 - Luton v Manchester United

Manchester United Win & BTTS @ 2/1

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United travel to Kenilworth Road this Tuesday to play Nathan Jones’ Luton Town in the third round of the Carabao Cup. After last weekend’s disappointing result and performance against Crystal Palace in the league, the Red Devils will be desperate to secure their first win of the season on Tuesday.

United were poor last Saturday, losing 3-1 at home to Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace. As for Luton, they have won four out of four at the start of this season, beating four Championship clubs in the league and cup. The Hatters will fancy their chances of upsetting United in midweek, but the Premier League team should edge this one at Kenilworth Road. Back Man United to win and both teams to score, which is available at the decent price of 2/1.

22nd Sep 2020

19:30 - West Ham v Hull City

West Ham United to Win Both Halves @ 5/2

Premier League West Ham United entertain Hull City of EFL League One at the London Stadium in Carabao Cup action on Tuesday night. As expected, the Hammers are the clear favourites to get the victory and progress through to round four. However Grant McCann’s Tigers will be doing all they can to cause an upset in the capital, even if it is a tough task.

After league defeats to Newcastle United and Arsenal, David Moyes’ West Ham will be hoping to follow up their comfortable win over Charlton Athletic with another easy victory over League One opposition in the EFL Cup this Tuesday. The Irons have some tricky-looking Premier League matches on the horizon (with Wolves, Leicester, Spurs, Man City and Liverpool all coming up before the end of October), so they could really do with a win in the cup on Tuesday to help them build some momentum. United should be too strong for Hull at the London Stadium, and we like the look of the hosts to win both halves at a price of 5/2.

22nd Sep 2020

19:00 - West Brom v Brentford

Brentford to Win by One Goal @ 15/4

Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion and Thomas Frank’s Brentford square off in an intriguing EFL Cup clash at The Hawthorns on Tuesday night. These two teams went head-to-head for promotion from the EFL Championship last season, with the Baggies pipping the Bees to second spot by just two points in the end. Who will come out on top in the Carabao Cup in midweek?

West Brom have had a difficult start to their Premier League season, losing 3-0 at home to Leicester City and 5-2 at Everton. Brentford have secured back-to-back wins over Southampton and Huddersfield Town. Despite this tie taking place at The Hawthorns, we fancy Frank’s Bees to secure a narrow win and book their spot in the next round. Back Brentford to win by a one goal margin at odds of 15/4.

22nd Sep 2020

18:00 - Leyton Orient v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 Goals @ 11/4

Tottenham Hotspur’s busy schedule continues on Tuesday evening as Jose Mourinho’s men face EFL League Two outfit Leyton Orient at Brisbane Road in the third round of the Carabao Cup. After Tuesday’s match, the Lilywhites travel to Macedonia for a UEFA Europa League game on Thursday. Jose will change up his starting XI for both fixtures no doubt, and his squad should have enough quality to see off Orient in the cup.

The O’s have made a fine start to their season, winning four and drawing one of five league and cup matches thus far. However, Tuesday’s clash against one of the Premier League’s big boys will be a tough task for Ross Embleton’s troops to say the least. Tottenham will be looking for a comfortable evening in east London, and they should ease past the League Two side. Put some money on the visitors to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 11/4.

21st Sep 2020

20:15 - Wolves v Manchester City

Manchester City Win & BTTS @ 21/10

Manchester City’s Premier League season gets underway with a tricky game at Molineux on Monday night. Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers kicked off their campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Sheffield United. Wolves are second favourites in this one, but can Nuno’s boys cause an upset on Monday?

Watching Liverpool dominate the Premier League last season will have certainly hurt Pep Guardiola and his Man City troops. Nevertheless, City are the favourites to win the title this term, with the bookies pricing them at odds of just 5/6. Molineux is a tough place to go these days, and Wolves beat the Citizens home and away in the Premier League last term. However, we fancy Man City to edge this one. The away victory and both teams to score has caught our eye at a fair price of 21/10.

21st Sep 2020

18:00 - Aston Villa v Sheffield United

Aston Villa Win @ 17/10

Dean Smith’s Aston Villa get their Premier League season up and running with a game against Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at Villa Park on Monday evening. The Villans warmed up for their league opener with a 3-1 win at Burton Albion in the second round of the Carabao Cup last Tuesday. Can the West Midlands club pick up maximum points from this one?

Sheffield United’s 2020-21 Premier League season got off to a losing start, as two early goals gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-0 victory at Bramall Lane. On Thursday night in the EFL Cup, the Blades lost on penalties to Burnley at Turf Moor. Villa won their last two home games of last season as they edged towards safety, and we can see them starting this season with three points at Villa Park on Monday. The home win is available at odds of 17/10 which looks a very decent price to us.

20th Sep 2020

19:00 - Leicester City v Burnley

Draw & BTTS @ 9/2

Sean Dyche’s Burnley start their 2020-21 Premier League season with a tough trip to the King Power Stadium to take on Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City on Sunday night. The Foxes kicked off their league campaign with an impressive 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion last Sunday, with Jamie Vardy scoring a brace and Timothy Castagne also finding the net. Can City make it six points from an available six or will ever-stubborn Burnley stifle the home side?

Each of the last three Leicester versus Burnley meetings have ended in 2-1 scorelines, with the Foxes winning two of those. The Clarets are a tough nut to crack, as has been the case for many years now under Dyche’s guidance, and the Lancashire club will be desperate to start their season with a positive result in the East Midlands at the weekend. This could be another close encounter between the pair, so take a punt on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 9/2.

20th Sep 2020

16:30 - Chelsea v Liverpool

Liverpool to Win by One Goal @ 3/1

Heavyweights Chelsea and Liverpool do battle at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this Sunday afternoon. Frank Lampard’s men started their league season with a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium last Monday, while the Reds’ title defence started with an action-packed 4-3 home victory over plucky Leeds United. Who will come out on top in this mouth-watering match at the Bridge on Sunday?

These two giants met four times in various competitions last season, with Liverpool winning three of those. Overall, there were a staggering 17 goals netted across the four fixtures. Jurgen Klopp’s boys did the league double over Chelsea on their way to the Premier League title, and they could well have enough to edge this one in the capital. Put some money on the champions to win by a one goal margin at odds of 3/1.

20th Sep 2020

14:00 - Newcastle v Brighton

Newcastle United to Win to Nil @ 3/1

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United entertain Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion at St James’ Park in Premier League action on Sunday afternoon. The Magpies have had a good start to their season, winning at West Ham United in the league and beating Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup. Can Bruce’s boys make it three league and cup victories on the spin this weekend?

Newcastle kicked off their Premier League season with an impressive 2-0 win at West Ham, with Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick netting on their debuts. As for Brighton, they were beaten 3-1 at home by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea last Monday. The Magpies have looked good so far, and they should secure all three points from this one. United have yet to concede this term, and we like the look of Newcastle to win to nil on Sunday at a fair price of 3/1.

20th Sep 2020

12:00 - Southampton v Tottenham

Southampton Win @ 9/4

After losing at home to Everton last weekend, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to bounce back and claim all three points when they travel to St Mary’s to take on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton this Sunday. However, Spurs have an extremely busy week, as they travel to Bulgaria to play Lokomotiv Plovdiv in UEFA Europa League action this Thursday. Can Southampton make home advantage count in this one?

Both sides were beaten 1-0 on the opening weekend of the 2020-21 Premier League season. The Saints lost to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, while Tottenham were deservedly beaten by Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Sunday. The Saints have won the last two league games between the pair at St Mary’s, and the home team look good value at odds of 9/4 to take maximum points from this one against a Spurs side who haven’t been at the top of their game for a while now.

19th Sep 2020

20:00 - Arsenal v West Ham

Arsenal to Win Both Halves @ 11/4

London sides Arsenal and West Ham United meet at the Emirates Stadium in Premier League action on Saturday night. The Gunners cruised to a comfortable win at Fulham on the opening weekend, while the Hammers were beaten at home by Newcastle United in a very disappointing display. As you would expect, Arsenal are the big favourites to take all three points from this one.

Mikel Arteta’s troops were far too strong for Scott Parker’s Cottagers last weekend. Goals from Alexandre Lacazette, Gabriel and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang earned the Gunners a 3-0 win at Craven Cottage. Arsenal started their season with a win over Liverpool in the FA Community Shield. West Ham eased past Charlton Athletic in the EFL Cup in midweek, but they lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle in their Premier League opener last weekend. Back Arsenal to win both halves of this one at a decent-looking price of 11/4.

19th Sep 2020

17:30 - Man United v Crystal Palace

Manchester United to Win -1 Goal @ 10/11

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United get their 2020-21 Premier League season up and running this weekend. On Saturday evening, the Red Devils welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to Old Trafford. In this fixture back in August last season, the Eagles flew away from Manchester with a shock 2-1 win. Can Palace cause another upset at Old Trafford or will the home side get off to a positive start to the new campaign?

The south Londoners kicked off their season with a hard-fought victory over Southampton at Selhurst Park last weekend, with Wilfried Zaha’s early goal giving them a narrow 1-0 win. However, Palace were beaten on penalties by Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening. United will be raring to get the new season underway, and Solskjaer’s side will fancy their chances of picking up maximum points from this home fixture. Take a punt on the Red Devils to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 10/11.

19th Sep 2020

12:30 - Nottingham Forest v Cardiff

Cardiff City to Win by One Goal @ 10/3

Sabri Lamouchi’s Nottingham Forest and Neil Harris’s Cardiff City do battle at the City Ground in EFL Championship action on Saturday afternoon. Both teams will be looking to bounce back from opening weekend defeats. The Bluebirds have an excellent recent record over the Reds, but Forest head into this one as the slight favourites with the bookies.

Nottingham Forest started their league season with a 2-0 loss at Queens Park Rangers. Cardiff were also beaten 2-0, as Garry Monk’s Sheffield Wednesday left the Cardiff City Stadium with all three points last Saturday. Both fixtures between Forest and Cardiff were tight and tense affairs last season, and this could be another close one. Check out the tempting odds of 10/3 for the Bluebirds to win by one goal at the City Ground.

19th Sep 2020

12:30 - Everton v West Brom

Everton to Win to Nil @ 8/5

After last weekend’s impressive win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Everton will be looking for another three points when West Bromwich Albion visit Goodison Park in the Premier League this Saturday. The Toffees were excellent at Spurs, and Carlo Ancelotti’s men are the clear favourites in this one. Can Everton make it six points from a possible six or will they come unstuck against newly promoted West Brom?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header was enough to give the Merseysiders a deserved 1-0 victory at Tottenham last weekend. As for the Baggies, they were easily beaten by Leicester City at The Hawthorns, as Jamie Vardy dispatched two penalties to help the Foxes to a 3-0 win. After last Sunday’s superb display, we fancy Everton to secure a comfortable home victory this Saturday. You can get a decent price of 8/5 for the home side to win to nil.

18th Sep 2020

19:45 - Coventry v QPR

1-1 Draw @ 5/1

Coventry City and Queens Park Rangers clash at St Andrew’s in EFL Championship action on Friday night. After gaining promotion from EFL League One as champions last term, the Sky Blues will be desperate to stay up this season. Having started with a loss, City could really do with all three points from this one. Can Coventry get the win on Friday night?

Mark Robins’ men were narrowly beaten by Bristol City last weekend, losing 2-1 at Ashton Gate. As for Mark Warburton’s QPR, they surprised a few by beating Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. This is a tough one to call, as both teams look for the three points in Birmingham. Neither is likely to take too many risks however and we fancy the pair to cancel each other out. As such we’ll be backing the 1-1 draw at decent odds of 5/1.

17th Sep 2020

19:45 - Brighton v Portsmouth

Brighton & Hove Albion Win & BTTS @ 11/4

On Thursday night in the Carabao Cup, Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion welcome Kenny Jackett’s Portsmouth to the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls are the clear favourites to get the win on home soil, but EFL League One side Pompey could be a tough nut to crack for the Premier League team. This promises to be an intriguing cup clash on the south coast.

Brighton’s Premier League opener ended in defeat, as Albion were beaten at home by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea on Monday night. As for Portsmouth, they started their League One campaign with a 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury Town at Fratton Park last Saturday. This will be the first meeting between the sides since March 2012 so there’s no recent head to head to go on. Brighton should edge it, however, and there is good value in the odds of 11/4 for the Seagulls to win and both teams to score.

17th Sep 2020

19:30 - Viking v Aberdeen

Aberdeen to Win 2-1 @ 9/1

Bjarne Berntsen’s Viking and Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen go head-to-head at the Viking Stadion in Stavanger for a second round qualifying tie in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. This will be a tough task for the Dons, but can the Scottish Premiership side get past the Norwegians and book their place in the third qualifying round?

McInnes’s men have been in excellent form of late, winning five league and cup games in a row since losing 1-0 to Rangers on the opening weekend of the Premiership season back on 1st August. In the previous round of the Europa League, Aberdeen thumped Runavik of Iceland 6-0 at Pittodrie, with Ryan Hedges helping himself to a hat-trick. We can see the Dandies edging this one in Norway. The 2-1 away win is nicely priced at odds of 9/1.

17th Sep 2020

19:30 - Coleraine v Motherwell

Motherwell to Win -1 Goal @ 9/5

Northern Ireland side Coleraine welcome Scottish team Motherwell to The Showgrounds for a UEFA Europa League qualifier on Thursday night. The Scottish Premiership team head to Northern Ireland as the clear favourites with the bookies, but this is a huge occasion for the Bannsiders of Coleraine, who finished second in the 2019-20 NIFL Premiership. Can Oran Kearney’s men cause another upset on Thursday?

Coleraine pulled off a monumental shock in the first round, beating 15-time Slovenian champions Maribor away from home. After a 1-1 draw, the side from Northern Ireland went on to win 5-4 on penalties. As for Motherwell, they eased past Glentoran, who also ply their trade in the NIFL Premiership. Coleraine will no doubt have a real go on home turf, but we fancy Stephen Robinson’s men to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 9/5.

17th Sep 2020

19:00 - Wolves v Stoke City

Wolverhampton Wanderers HT/FT @ 6/4

Wolverhampton Wanderers entertain Stoke City on Thursday for a second round tie in the Carabao Cup. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were strong at Molineux in the Premier League last season, losing just four times. When these two teams last met, Wolves picked up a 2-0 win at Stoke in the FA Cup back in January 2017.

Wolves started their Premier League season with an impressive 2-0 win at Sheffield United on Monday night, with early goals from Raul Jimenez and Romain Saiss doing the damage. Stoke kicked off their EFL Championship campaign with a 0-0 draw at Millwall. Wanderers are a hard team to play against these days, and we fancy Wolves to cruise into round three. Take a punt on the home team to be winning at half time and full time at odds of 6/4.

17th Sep 2020

17:00 - Lokomotiv v Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur to Win -2 Goals @ 6/4

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur make the trip to the Lokomotiv Stadium this Thursday to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the second round of UEFA Europa League qualifying. Spurs will be looking to see off the Bulgarian First League side and book their spot in the next qualifying round. This should be an easy win for Mourinho’s men.

Tottenham’s 2020-21 Premier League campaign got off to the worse possible start last weekend, as Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a deserved 1-0 win. However, with games coming thick and fast, Spurs cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves. Jose will be looking for a response from his players, and the Premier League outfit should be too strong for the Bulgarian minnows on Thursday. Back Tottenham to win with a -2 goal handicap at odds of 6/4.

17th Sep 2020

16:00 - Lincoln Red Imps v Rangers

Rangers to Win 2-0 @ 6/1

Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are in UEFA Europa League qualifying action on Thursday night. Gerrard takes his Gers to the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar to play William Amaral de Andrade’s Lincoln Red Imps in the second qualifying round. The Glasgow giants have made a stunning start to their Scottish Premiership campaign, winning six and drawing one of their seven games so far. Can they take their league form into Europe?

Lincoln Red Imps ended their 2019-20 season in third place in the Gibraltar National League which, it has to be said, isn’t the greatest standard. In the first Europa League qualifying round, Lincoln beat Luxembourg outfit Union Titus Petange, though again, there is little pedigree to speak of here. Rangers have been excellent in the Premiership so far, dropping just two points and conceding no goals from seven games. We fancy the Light Blues to keep a clean sheet on Thursday and the odds of 6/1 for a 2-0 away win is standing out for us.

16th Sep 2020

20:15 - Everton v Salford City

Everton to Win Both Halves @ 6/5

Premier League Everton welcome EFL League Two side Salford City to Goodison Park in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday night. The Toffees were mightily impressive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last weekend, kicking off their Premier League season with a deserved 1-0 away win. Can Carlo Ancelotti’s men follow that up with a comfortable home victory in the cup in midweek?

Everton were excellent at Tottenham last weekend, with a Dominic Calvert-Lewin header giving the Toffees a 1-0 victory on the road. Salford started their League Two campaign with a 2-2 home draw with Exeter City. Whatever starting line-up Ancelotti chooses to field should be too strong for the Ammies on Wednesday night. You can get the top price of 6/5 for Everton to win both halves of this cup tie at Goodison, which looks decent value to us.

16th Sep 2020

19:45 - St Mirren v Celtic

Celtic to Win -2 Goals @ 13/10

Neil Lennon’s Celtic are back in Scottish Premiership action on Wednesday, as the champions travel to St Mirren Park to take on Jim Goodwin’s St Mirren. Since drawing 1-1 at Kilmarnock on matchday two, the Hoops have won each of their last three Premiership games, scoring nine and conceding none. Can the Bhoys make it four league wins on the spin this Wednesday?

St Mirren head into this one having lost back-to-back games. Last weekend, the Buddies were beaten 3-0 at home by Hibernian. Celtic picked up a thumping 5-0 victory at Ross County last time out, with five different players getting on the scoresheet. This should be another walk in the park for Lennon’s Bhoys. Check out the tempting odds of 13/10 for the champions to win with a -2 goal handicap at St Mirren Park in midweek.

16th Sep 2020

19:45 - Leeds United v Hull City

Leeds United to Win -1 Goal @ 11/10

Leeds United and Hull City go head-to-head at Elland Road in the second round of the EFL Cup in midweek. Marcelo Bielsa’s men were outstanding at Anfield in the Premier League last weekend against last season’s champions, though they were beaten 4-3 in the end. As for the Tigers, they started life in EFL League One with a decent 2-0 win at Gillingham.

These two teams met in the EFL Championship last season. Leeds won both games with ease, following up a 2-0 victory at Elland Road with an emphatic 4-0 win at the KCOM Stadium. United’s season ended with the title, while Hull finished rock bottom of the Championship. On paper, this should be an easy home win, and we fancy Leeds to cruise into round three. Have a punt on the hosts to win with a -1 goal handicap at odds of 11/10.

15th Sep 2020

19:45 - Burton Albion v Aston Villa

Aston Villa HT/FT @ 13/10

EFL League One outfit Burton Albion entertain Premier League Aston Villa at the Pirelli Stadium in the EFL Cup this Tuesday night. Jake Buxton’s boys have had a tough start to their season, losing 2-1 at Fleetwood Town in their league opener last weekend. As for Villa, Tuesday’s cup fixture in Staffordshire will be their first match of the 2020-21 campaign.

These two sides met in the 2017-18 Championship season, with Aston Villa winning both fixtures. However, the pair squared off in the EFL Cup in August 2018, which Burton won 1-0. Dean Smith’s Villans will have one eye on next Monday’s Premier League clash with Sheffield United, but they should see off the Brewers in the cup in midweek and this will serve as a decent warm-up match before their league season gets underway. Put some money on Villa to be winning at half time and full time at a decent price of 13/10.

15th Sep 2020

19:30 - Newcastle v Blackburn

Newcastle United to Win 2-1 @ 15/2

Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United welcome Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers to St James’ Park in the second round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday night. After an impressive win at West Ham United in the Premier League last weekend, can the Magpies follow that up with victory in the EFL Cup in midweek? Rovers could be a tough nut to crack, but United are the rightful favourites.

Newcastle started their league campaign with an impressive 2-0 win at the London Stadium last Saturday, with debutants Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick getting the goals in the capital. Blackburn played their part in a five-goal thriller at Bournemouth on the opening weekend of the EFL Championship season, eventually falling to a 3-2 defeat. We think the top flight side will have enough ammunition to get the job done here so we’ll be putting a few quid on the 2-1 Newcastle win this Tuesday at odds of 15/2.

15th Sep 2020

19:30 - West Ham v Charlton

West Ham United Win & BTTS @ 9/4

West Ham United and Charlton Athletic lock horns in an all-London EFL Cup affair at the London Stadium on Tuesday night. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the Addicks thumped the Hammers 4-0 in a Premier League match way back in February 2007. West Ham are the big favourites, but can Charlton cause an upset in Stratford?

United’s season got off to the worst possible start as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Newcastle United last weekend. As for Athletic, they started their EFL League One campaign with a 2-0 win at Crewe Alexandra last time out. Charlton will have a go at the London Stadium, but West Ham’s Premier League quality should shine through. Take a look at the home win and both teams to score at betting odds of 9/4.

14th Sep 2020

20:15 - Brighton v Chelsea

Chelsea to Win -2 Goals @ 4/1

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea kick off their 2020-21 Premier League season with a trip to the Amex Stadium to take on Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night. Lampard did a sensational job in his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge last term, guiding the Blues to the UEFA Champions League. Having made a number of superstar signings over the summer, can Chelsea challenge for the title this season? They will certainly be expecting to get a win here.

Brighton had another tough time in the Premier League last term. The Seagulls struggled on their own patch, with just Bournemouth, Southampton and Norwich City picking up fewer home points. Chelsea had the fourth best away record in the division and with confidence high due to their activity in the transfer market they should prove too good here. Lampard’s troops should leave the Amex with a comfortable victory on Monday so back the Blues to win -2 at big odds of 4/1.

14th Sep 2020

18:00 - Sheffield United v Wolves

Draw & BTTS @ 4/1

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United and Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers meet at Bramall Lane on Monday night in Premier League action. Both of these teams enjoyed excellent campaigns last time around and will hope to build on that. The Blades finished in ninth position in the table last term, while Wolves were five points above in seventh. This fascinating fixture in Sheffield on Monday could go either way and fans of both sides will be chomping at the bit come Monday night.

United had a season to remember following promotion from the EFL Championship at the end of the 2018-19 campaign. Wilder’s men were particularly solid at Bramall Lane last term, winning 10 of 19 league fixtures on their own patch. As for Wolves, only five clubs picked up more away points than Nuno’s boys in the top tier last season. We can see this one ending in an entertaining draw on Monday night. Put some money on the draw and both teams to score at 4/1.

13th Sep 2020

16:30 - Tottenham Hotspur v Everton

Tottenham Hotspur to Win 1-0 @ 7/1

Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur and Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton lock horns at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Spurs finished in sixth last term, while the Toffees ended up in 12th, positions that are unlikely to have satisfied either set of supporters. Back in July, Spurs picked up a 1-0 victory over Everton on home turf. Can Tottenham secure another home win over the Merseyside outfit this Sunday or will the Toffees cause an upset?

Tottenham certainly improved under Mourinho towards the end of last season, with the club winning four and drawing two of their last six games in the Premier League. As for the Toffees, they claimed just one victory from their last six matches of the 2019-20 season and need to rediscover some energy in order to get back into the winning spirit. Both teams will be desperate for a positive result on the opening weekend, but we can see Tottenham edging this one in the capital. You can get the tempting odds of 7/1 for a 1-0 Spurs win, which looks good value to us.

13th Sep 2020

14:00 - West Brom v Leicester City

Leicester City to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

West Bromwich Albion welcome Leicester City to The Hawthorns in Premier League action on Sunday. The Baggies are back in the top tier of English football after finishing runners-up to Leeds United in the EFL Championship last term. However, this weekend’s clash against Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes will be a stern test for Slaven Bilic’s boys. The top flight new boys will be eager to get off to a positive start but Leicester are likely to see this as a match they should win if they are going to challenge for the Champions League places this season.

After two years in the second tier, West Brom are back in the Premier League after a solid campaign in the second tier. The Baggies have a tough start, though, as they play Everton and Chelsea in their next two games after this one. Leicester ran out of steam last season but still finished in fifth to secure UEFA Europa League football. The Foxes will view that as a disappointment though after looking fairly comfortable in the top four for large portions of the season. This game could be close on the scoreline, but we fancy City to seal a narrow win. Leicester are priced at odds of 11/4 to win by one goal, and that’s the bet for us.

12th Sep 2020

20:00 - West Ham v Newcastle

1-1 Draw @ 6/1

Saturday evening’s game in the Premier League takes place at the London Stadium in the capital, as David Moyes’ West Ham United host Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United. These two look well matched on paper, but the Hammers are the slight favourites with the bookies. Last season, the Magpies won 3-2 in this fixture, while the pair drew 2-2 at St James’ Park.

West Ham sailed far too close to the wind in terms of relegation last term, though they did end up finishing five points clear of the bottom three. Newcastle accumulated 44 points, five more than the Irons. Both would love to kick off the 2020-21 season with three points, but we fancy the sides to cancel each other out at the London Stadium. Check out the 1-1 draw, which is available at the very decent price of 6/1.

12th Sep 2020

17:30 - Liverpool v Leeds United

Liverpool HT/FT @ 4/5

Talking of tough starts, things couldn’t be much more difficult for another promoted side, Leeds. Premier League champions Liverpool welcome EFL Championship champions Leeds United to Anfield on the opening weekend of the 2020-21 Premier League season. After several years away from England’s top tier, the West Yorkshire side are finally back in the big time. However, they could not have asked for a tougher start. Will Jurgen Klopp’s men be far too strong at Anfield?

Liverpool had an exceptional 2019-20 season, racking up a staggering 99 points to win their first English title for 30 years. Klopp’s men won 18 of 19 home league fixtures along the way, dropping just two points from a possible 57. Leeds had the best away record in the Championship, but this will be a daunting challenge for Marcelo Bielsa’s boys. We are backing Liverpool to be leading at half time and full time at nice odds of 4/5.

12th Sep 2020

12:30 - Birmingham City v Brentford

Brentford to Win to Nil @ 21/10

On Saturday afternoon, Thomas Frank takes his Brentford side to the Midlands to play Aitor Karanka’s Birmingham City at St Andrew’s. The Bees, last season’s losing Championship play-off finalists, will be looking for all three points on the opening weekend but for the second summer running they have sold their main striker.

Brentford had an exceptional season last time around, finishing third and reaching the play-off final at Wembley Stadium. It ended in tears against Fulham, but the Londoners are one of the favourites for promotion this term. In the other dugout, the experienced Karanka is the new man in charge at Birmingham, but the Blues could be set for another season of struggle in the second tier. We can see Brentford winning this one, and there is good value in the away win to nil at best odds of 21/10.

12th Sep 2020

12:30 - Fulham v Arsenal

Arsenal to Win -1 Goal @ 6/4

The 2020-21 Premier League season kicks off this Saturday with an all-London affair between top flight new boys Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage. The Cottagers were promoted from the EFL Championship via the play-offs last season, while the Gunners finished down in eighth spot in the Premier League. Arsenal have a good recent record over Fulham, and Mikel Arteta’s men will be gunning for maximum points at the Cottage this Saturday.

Scott Parker’s men won five of their last seven regular Championship matches before beating Cardiff City over two legs in the play-off semi-finals. Fulham then got the better of London rivals Brentford in the final at Wembley Stadium. On the whole, Arsenal had a poor 2019-20 season, but they did show an improvement under Arteta and have won the FA Cup and Community Shield recently. This is a tough start for Fulham, so back the away team to win -1 at Craven Cottage at 6/4.

11th Sep 2020

19:45 - Watford v Middlesbrough

Draw & BTTS @ 15/4

The 2020-21 EFL Championship season gets underway on Friday night after a shorter than usual break, as Watford welcome Middlesbrough to Vicarage Road. The Hornets, now managed by former Maccabi Tel Aviv and PAOK boss Vladimir Ivic, will be looking for an instant return to the Premier League after suffering relegation from the top flight last term. As for Boro, they will want to push for the play-offs after a decent finish to an otherwise troublesome campaign last season.

Watford are among the favourites for promotion, but Boro could be a tough nut to crack under the experienced Neil Warnock. The 71 year old guided Middlesbrough to four wins from five away matches at the end of last season to guide them away from the relegation danger than plagued them for much of the season. When these two last met, the pair played out a goalless draw in the Premier League back in January 2017. We anticipate another stalemate between the two on Friday night but this time with some goals for the fans to enjoy. Take a punt on the draw and both teams to score at odds of 15/4.

8th Sep 2020

19:45 - France v Croatia

France HT/FT @ 15/8

France and Croatia lock horns in UEFA Nations League action on Tuesday night. This mouth-watering match at the Stade de France will be a repeat of the 2018 FIFA World Cup final, which Les Bleus won 4-2 in Moscow. Didier Deschamps’ men are the strong favourites to win this one on home soil, but can the Croatians get some revenge?

France secured a 1-0 victory at the Friends Arena in Sweden on matchday one of the 2020-21 Nations League, with Kylian Mbappe scoring the only goal of the game. As for Croatia, they were thumped 4-1 by Portugal in Porto. The French will be looking to make it two wins from two in League A, Group 3 on Tuesday night. Put some money on the home side to be leading at half time and full time at odds of 15/8.

8th Sep 2020

19:45 - Denmark v England

England to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Kasper Hjulmand’s Denmark welcome Gareth Southgate’s England to the Parken Stadium on Tuesday night for a UEFA Nations League fixture. The Danes started their League A, Group 2 campaign with a home defeat to Belgium, while the Three Lions picked up a narrow win in Reykjavik. Can the English make it six points from a possible six on Tuesday?

Goals from Jason Denayer and Dries Mertens were enough to give the Belgians a 2-0 victory in Copenhagen last Saturday. That was Denmark’s first defeat in any competition for two years. England’s victory in Iceland was their fourth win in a row and though it was far from a vintage performance, Southgate’s men did just about enough to justify the victory. Raheem Sterling’s injury-time penalty won it at Laugardalsvollur. This could be another tight one, but our money is going on another narrow England win. Back the away side to win by a one goal margin at odds of 11/4.

7th Sep 2020

19:45 - Northern Ireland v Norway

1-1 Draw @ 9/2

After travelling to Romania to kick off their 2020-21 UEFA Nations League campaign, Ian Baraclough’s Northern Ireland welcome Lars Lagerback’s Norway to Windsor Park for a matchday two fixture on Monday. Norn Iron are the favourites to get the win on home soil, but the Norwegians could be tricky opponents in Belfast, despite not being as strong as they have been in the past.

Northern Ireland had a poor inaugural Nations League campaign a couple of years back, crashing to four defeats from four and shipping seven goals. They will be looking to fare much better this time around. These two last met in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying, with both teams winning the home fixture. This could go either way at Windsor Park, but we can see the pair cancelling each other out. Put some money on the 1-1 draw, which is nicely priced at 9/2.

7th Sep 2020

19:45 - Czech Republic v Scotland

Czech Republic HT/FT @ 19/10

Steve Clarke takes his Scotland troops to the Andruv Stadion in Olomouc on Monday to face Jaroslav Silhavy’s Czech Republic in a UEFA Nations League fixture. Slovakia and Israel are also in League B, Group 2, with the Scots kicking off their campaign against the Israelis at Hampden Park before Monday’s trip. This will be a stern test for Scotland, as the home team are the favourites to get all three points from this Nations League fixture and well fancied to top the group.

The Scots performed well in the first Nations League, gaining promotion to League B after winning their League C group. Scotland will have to go some to repeat that feat this time around, though. The Czechs are the favourites to win the group, and Silhavy’s side should be too strong for the Scots in Olomouc on Monday. Back the home team to be leading at half time and full time (19/10).

7th Sep 2020

19:45 - Netherlands v Italy

Netherlands to Win 2-1 @ 8/1

One of the standout UEFA Nations League fixtures of the week takes place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam on Monday, as Dwight Lodeweges’ Netherlands take on Roberto Mancini’s Italy. Before this mouth-watering matchup, Holland begin their campaign with a home fixture with Poland, while the Italians play Bosnia & Herzegovina in Florence.

These two European giants will surely battle it out for top spot in League A, Group 1. In the first Nations League, the Dutch went all the way to the final, losing out to Portugal. Ronald Koeman has left to take over at Barcelona, but Holland will still be a force in this competition, whilst Italy we want to improve after a poor showing last time around. This promises to be a cracker in the Dutch capital, but we fancy the hosts to nick it. Check out the 2-1 Netherlands victory at very nice odds of 8/1.

6th Sep 2020

17:00 - Republic of Ireland v Finland

Republic of Ireland Win & BTTS @ 4/1

Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland welcome Markku Kanerva’s Finland to the Aviva Stadium this Sunday in UEFA Nations League action. Ireland picked up a point on the road in their opener last Thursday, while the Finns were beaten at home by Wales. Can the Irish secure maximum points on home turf at the weekend?

Ireland battled away in Bulgaria last Thursday, with Shane Duffy’s last-gasp goal rescuing a point for Kenny in his first game in charge. As for Finland, they lost 1-0 to Ryan Giggs’ Dragons at the Olympic Stadium Helsinki. With Wales to come in their next match, the Boys in Green could do with all three points from this one. They won’t have it all their own way but have a punt on the home side to win and both teams to score at nice odds of 4/1.

6th Sep 2020

14:00 - Wales v Bulgaria

Wales to Win to Nil @ 11/10

Ryan Giggs’ Wales play their second match of the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League campaign on Sunday afternoon, as Georgi Dermendzhiev’s Bulgaria travel to the Cardiff City Stadium in the Welsh capital. The Dragons started with a win in Finland, while the Bulgarians were held to a draw by Republic of Ireland in their opener.

Wales can stamp their authority on League B, Group 4 with victory on home soil this Monday. Giggs’ men have been strong at the Cardiff City Stadium in recent times, and they head into this one having won five and drawn two of their previous seven. In Helsinki last Thursday, Kieffer Moore’s goal was enough to give the Welsh a 1-0 win. We fancy Wales to pick up all three points and keep another clean sheet on matchday two. The hosts are available at 11/10 to win to nil and against a really poor Bulgaria side that seems more than fair.

6th Sep 2020

12:00 - Brentford v Wycombe Wanderers

Brentford Win @ 1/2

Two EFL Championship clubs lock horns in the first round of the Carabao Cup this Sunday, as Thomas Frank’s Brentford entertain Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers. This is one of the ties of the round and may give us an indication of whether or not Brentford are in good shape to mount another push for promotion. The opponents here were promoted via the EFL League One play-offs last term, while the Bees were beaten by Fulham in the 2020 EFL Championship play-off final. This will be the first competitive game at the new Brentford Community Stadium and the hosts will be desperate to mark the occasion with a win.

Brentford had a stunning 2019-20 season in the Championship, just missing out on promotion to the Premier League. Frank’s troops are one of the favourites to go up this term. Wycombe, who finished third in League One last season, are gearing up for their first ever year in the Championship. Brentford will be looking to start life in their new home with a cup victory on Sunday, and the home win is priced at 1/2. Those odds may seem short but they look solid to us and this is a good one for your EFL accas.

5th Sep 2020

17:00 - Iceland v England

England to Win 2-1 @ 8/1

Erik Hamren’s Iceland and Gareth Southgate’s England meet at Laugardalsvollur in Reykjavik at the weekend in the opening round of the UEFA Nations League. The Three Lions kick off with two tough away games, as they travel to the Parken Stadium to face Denmark next weekend. Can Southgate’s troops secure back-to-back away victories at the start of their campaign as they bid to make the Nations League finals once again?

Iceland have been on a meteoric rise over the past few years. Arguably, their best result (and one of England’s worst ever) came against the Three Lions in the knockout stages of UEFA Euro 2016. England are also on the up under Southgate, as they finished third in the inaugural Nations League as well as reaching the semi finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Saturday’s showdown in Iceland’s capital will not be easy, but our money is going on a 2-1 away win at 8/1.

5th Sep 2020

14:15 - Walsall v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday to Win -1 Goal @ 11/5

Gary Monk takes his Sheffield Wednesday troops to the Bescot Stadium this Saturday to face Darrell Clarke’s Walsall in round one of the Carabao Cup. The Owls have a 12-point penalty to contend with and have been tipped to struggle in the EFL Championship this term, but can they get their 2020-21 season up and running with a win in the EFL Cup? Wednesday are the favourites in the West Midlands.

Walsall finished 12th in EFL League Two last season, winning 13, drawing eight and losing 15 of 36 games in the truncated campaign. As for Monk’s men, they picked up 56 points to finish 16th in the Championship. These two teams last met back in 2012, while the Owls have not beaten the Saddlers in three attempts. Nonetheless, we are backing Wednesday to win comfortably on Saturday. The away team are priced at 11/5 to win -1 and with the gulf in class that is solid value.

5th Sep 2020

12:00 - Derby County v Barrow

Derby County Win & BTTS @ 15/8

Phillip Cocu’s Derby County and David Dunn’s Barrow square off at Pride Park in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Saturday afternoon. The Rams start their EFL Championship season with a home game against Reading next weekend, but they must navigate past Barrow, who were promoted to the EFL at the end of last term, in the EFL Cup first.

Derby missed out on the Championship play-offs last season, eventually finishing in 10th spot despite some good post-Christmas results. Cocu’s men will be looking for a top six finish this time at the very least. The Bluebirds of Barrow booked their place in the Football League by winning the National League and will be full of confidence. Of course though, Derby are the favourites, but Barrow could give County problems at Pride Park. Check out the solid odds of 15/8 for the home side to win and both teams to score on Saturday.

4th Sep 2020

19:45 - Romania v Northern Ireland

1-1 Draw @ 11/2

Ian Baraclough takes Northern Ireland to Bucharest this Friday to play Mirel Radoi’s Romania in a UEFA Nations League encounter. This will be a stern test for Norn Iron at the Arena Nationala, but can they return to Belfast with a positive result? As expected, the Romanians are the clear favourites to get the win but we think the bookies are underestimating the visitors. Austria and Norway are also in League B, Group 1 and a win for either side here would stand them in very good stead in the context of the group.

Romania have improved in recent years, but they head into this Nations League opener having lost their last two games, including a 5-0 defeat to Spain in their previous match. Northern Ireland also crashed to a heavy loss last time out, losing 6-1 to Germany in a UEFA European Championship qualifier. Nonetheless, we are backing the Green and White Army to leave Bucharest on Friday with a point. The 1-1 draw is available at odds of 11/2 which looks a fair price to us.

4th Sep 2020

19:45 - Scotland v Israel

Scotland to Win -1 Goal @ 9/4

Scotland’s UEFA Nations League campaign gets underway on Friday night when Israel make the trip to Hampden Park. The Scots will also go up against Czech Republic and Slovakia in League B, Group 2. Having earned promotion from League C in the inaugural Nations League tournament, can Scotland book their place in League A at the end of this campaign and start to mix it with the biggest teams on the continent?

Steve Clarke’s men have a tough few days ahead, as they travel to Olomouc to take on Czech Republic next Monday after Friday’s clash in Glasgow. Israel are the weak link of the group, and Scotland will be targeting all three points from this Group B2 opener. The Scots have won their last two matches at Hampden, scoring nine goals in the process. We fancy the hosts to win this one with a -1 goal handicap on Friday at the decent price of 9/4 so that’s what we’ll be backing.

4th Sep 2020

17:30 - Middlesbrough v Shrewsbury Town

Middlesbrough to Win to Nil @ 15/8

On Friday evening at the Riverside Stadium, Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough take on Sam Ricketts’ Shrewsbury Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Warnock did a fine job to keep Boro in the EFL Championship last season, but the Teessiders must kick on this term. Middlesbrough will be hoping to start their 2020-21 season with a win in the cup against EFL League One opposition on Friday.

Boro were involved in a relegation battle all season long, but Warnock steadied the ship and guided the club to a 17th place finish in the end. As for Shrewsbury, they ended up in 15th position in League One. This will be the first fixture between the pair since Boro won an FA Cup game 1-0 at home back in January 2012. We fancy the hosts to be too strong for the Shrews and we’ll be backing Boro to win to nil on Friday at odds of 15/8.

3rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Finland v Wales

Wales to Win by One Goal @ 11/4

Ryan Giggs’ Wales get their 2020-21 UEFA Nations League campaign up and running with a match against Markku Kanerva’s Finland at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in the Finnish capital on Thursday. Having qualified for UEFA Euro 2021, the Dragons will be looking for a successful Nations League tournament. Wales head to Helsinki as the favourites to get the win.

Giggs’ men are in good form ahead of this Nations League opener. Since back-to-back defeats to Croatia and Hungary in June 2019, the Welsh have won four and drawn two of six, winning their last two Euro qualifiers to book their place in the finals. Finland will be hoping to make home advantage count on Thursday, but we can see Wales getting the points in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. Take a punt on the away side to win by one goal at odds of 11/4.

3rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland Win @ 13/10

Stephen Kenny starts life as Republic of Ireland boss with a tough trip to Sofia on Thursday to take on Bulgaria in this UEFA Nations League group game. League B, Group 4 will see Ireland, Bulgaria, Wales and Finland do battle. All four nations are capable of winning the group and advancing to League A. Can Kenny’s Ireland get all three points in the Vasil Levski National Stadium on Thursday night or will they stumble at the first hurdle?

The Irish were certainly heading in the right direction under Mick McCarthy, who left his role in April. However, Kenny was recently in charge of the under 21s and is familiar with the squad of players. Bulgaria will not be an easy nut to crack in Sofia, but the Boys in Green will fancy their chances in the Bulgarian capital. As such we’ll be putting a few quid on the Ireland win at odds of 13/10.

3rd Sep 2020

19:45 - Germany v Spain

1-1 Draw @ 11/2

Joachim Low’s Germany and Luis Enrique’s Spain clash in a mouth-watering UEFA Nations League fixture at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Stuttgart this Thursday. With Switzerland and Ukraine also in League A, Group 4, the Germans and Spaniards will be battling out for top spot and a place in the 2020-21 Nations League finals. Which side can get off to a flying start on Thursday?

Germany were poor in the inaugural Nations League campaign a couple of years back, taking just two points from a possible 12 and finishing bottom of their group. As for Spain, they were pipped by England to first place in Group A4. These two nations are among the favourites to win the competition this time around, but we fancy the pair to play out a draw in Stuttgart. The 1-1 draw is available at decent-looking odds of 11/2 and that’s the pick for us.